Lifetime Learning – DNA, Society, and a Brave New World
We’ll explore the amazing strides that have been made over the past twenty years in understanding the complexities of DNA and how it affects our daily lives. New techniques like CRISPR for gene editing offer startling possibilities for curing diseases and even changing the future of our species. Discoveries within the genome have paved the way for tracing lineages and rethinking basic ideas of race and society. We’ll try to understand the ethical implications of this new knowledge and the profound possibilities for the future of humankind.
Presenter: Frank Villa has a lifelong interest in natural science and finds great joy in explaining complex principles and processes to lifetime learners. In addition to his degrees in the sciences, he has achieved a Masters in Religion and Theology from Andover
Newton Theological School.
When: Thursdays, January 27, Feb. 3 and Feb. 10th from 11:00 am -12:30 pm.
Where: We have decided to move this class to Zoom.