The Bio-Revolution: What Biology Do We Wish For?

Wed March 6th 2019, 6:00 - 7:30pm
Event Sponsor
Stanford Students in Biodesign, McCoy Family Center for Ethics in Society
Biology Garage (Gilbert 119)
The Bio-Revolution: What Biology Do We Wish For?

Stanford Students in Biodesign's Probe Magazineand the McCoy Family Center for Ethics in Society present a panel and dinner titled "The Bio-Revolution: What Biology Do We Wish For?"

At this event for Stanford undergraduates, we hope to address the future of biotech through bioengineering, bioethics, and humanistic perspectives. Speakers will include:

Mildred Cho, Ph.D. — Stanford Center for Biomedical Ethics

Drew Endy, Ph.D. — Stanford Bioengineering

Jacqueline Genovese, M.F.A. — Stanford Medicine & The Muse

Hank Greely, J.D. — Stanford Law

More about the event:

Right now, we are in the midst of an inevitable "Fourth Industrial Revolution" that fuses and blurs the line between the physical, digital and biological spheres. Similar to how computers have become integrated into our daily lives, biological advances will also play a greater role. How will the intersection between biology and technology play out in our everyday experiences: from biotech devices to our relationship to diseases to new food sources? When biology is self-proliferating and the effects less easily controlled, what will be the ethical consequences of the biology we wish for — and how do these changes redefine our relationship to diseases and death?

Probe Magazine is an online and print publication dedicated to exploring and promoting the intersections of biology, art, and technology.