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Reducing Genetic Abnormalities in Embryos

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Specializing in obstetrics and gynaecology, Lord Winston was the pioneer of IVF and pre-implantation genetic diagnosis, as well as developing surgical techniques such as tubal microsurgery, which has revolutionised the treatment of ectopic pregnancy and other reproductive system diseases.

Lord Winston presented many acclaimed TV series, including the ‘Threads of Life’, which won the international science film prize, and the BAFTA award-winning ‘The Human Body’. Today he is a member of the House of Lords and was the chairman of its select committee on Science and Technology.

He will discuss his current research, in collaboration with scientists at Caltech, on the genetic engineering of male germ stem cells and methods to reduce genetic abnormalities in embryos.

Everyone is welcome. Free for members, £2 on the door for non-members. Followed by refreshments (that means smoothies, cheese and grapes!).

This talk is part of the SciSoc – Cambridge University Scientific Society series.

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