Gene editing technology gives us the power to edit the DNA of all living things. With this power comes important questions about if, when, where, why, and how to use this technology. Many people wonder about the risks and benefits of gene editing to modify human traits, or applications in health, agriculture, and the environment. ‘Reprogrammed’ is an exhibit designed to engage attendees of all ages in thought and conversation about scientific, ethical, personal, and social issues related to gene editing technology. Meet members of the Personal Genetics Education Project (pgEd) team from Harvard Medical School to play gene editing trivia and imagine your edited future with prompts on the statement scale.
Kendall/MIT Open Space
292 Main Street
The Personal Genetics Education Project, based at Harvard Medical School, seeks to support inclusive, impactful conversations about the personal and societal impacts of genetics, so we all feel empowered to ask questions, make informed decisions, and advocate for ourselves and our communities when genetics intersects with our lives.