Designer babies: the power to control our own evolution
26th February 2019
discussed the ethics of CRISPR-Cas9 as part of a partnership event for Imperial students with The Times.
7th July 2018
200 years ago, during a time of rapid change across the scientific landscape, Mary Shelley created the character of Doctor Victor Frankenstein... Spoke on panel debates: Future Frankenstein I: icons & iconoclasts & Future Frankenstein II: science & fiction regarding the possible parallels to draw with our present day and the role science fiction has to play in the public perceptions of science.
7th July 2018
Spoke on two panel debates: Future Frankenstein I: icons & iconoclasts & Future Frankenstein II: science & fiction regarding the possible parallels to draw with our present day and the role science fiction has to play in the public perceptions of science.
8th February 2018
Helping Belgian organisations understand how to generate value through technological transformation and become futureproof, in this case regarding genome editing.
Don't Take Out Your Phone! #46
Lewis talks with Dr Güneş Taylor about gene editing and the technique, CRISPR-CAS9. We discuss the applications, benefits and risks associated with using this technology.
Out Thinkers: Pride in STEM
4th July 2019
Spoke briefly about my journey to becoming a scientist and presented the principles of my current work at the annual Out Thinkers: Pride in STEM, hosted at the Francis Crick Institute.
14th May 2018
Joined a small group of scientists from The Francis Crick Institute for a whirlwind tour of some of your favourite body parts; from brains to sex organs, with a brief stop in the gut.
Questions addressed will include “What drives sex?” and “How do you poo?”
EUGENICS: MYTH AND
17th October 2015
Speaker at the Battle of Ideas debating questions such as "Are we already going too far in our manipulation of human genes, or should we embrace the ability to conquer illness?" & "To what extent should we be concerned about attempts to improve human beings?"
Beyond Today: What’s wrong with designer babies?
29th November 2018
If He Jiankui really has created the world’s first genetically modified babies, it marks the beginning of a new and controversial chapter for the human race. It leaves us asking two questions: how did he do it, and are we ready?
The Future of Fertility
13th May 2018
Panel debate on what does the future of reproductive science hold for the human race? Is egg freezing the answer to fertility preservation for women? And now that we have the technology to edit the genome, will people start asking to make babies who are guaranteed to be tall and blond, or good at sports?
BANNING THE BRAVE NEW WORLD? THE ETHICS OF SCIENCE
21st October 2012
Speaker at the Battle of Ideas debating the question of how developments in biomedicine are understood and debated by the public, whether the public has any meaningful input & what role do democracy, morality and a grasp of the actual science play in the process?