Are we ready for human genome editing? In this talk, Senior Lecturer Hilary Sheppard illustrates how CRISPR can be used to fix disease-causing broken genes in adult cells.

This talk was part of the 2021 home edition of the Raising the Bar series, where academics talk about research breakthroughs, issues and how the world is changing.

Hilary Sheppard is a Senior Lecturer in Biological Science at the University of Auckland. Her research interests are concerned with the molecular mechanisms that underlie cell differentiation, with a focus on microRNAs.

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