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Science On Tap

science_on_tap_logo_new_0916.jpgA scientist walks into a bar, sits down with a former producer of 60 Minutes, Steven Reiner, orders a beer and talks to a live audience. No punch line here! This is Science on Tap, a live, award-winning show and web series produced by Graham Chedd, a Visiting Professor at the Alda Center and producer of the PBS series Scientific American Frontiers.

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Confronting Cancer with Yusuf Hannun, MD
Tuesday, December 6, 2016 at 7:00pm
Stony Brook Yacht Club

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Biomedical scientists like Chris Vakoc have recently gained an unprecedented ability to edit life’s instruction manual – DNA – with a new tool whose ungainly name – CRISPR-cas9 – is (thankfully) usually shortened to “crisper.” Chris will share with host Graham Chedd and our audience how the technology was discovered, how it works and some of the astonishing things it can do. He’ll include examples from his own lab at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, where his team has developed a new method for discovering promising anti-cancer drugs. Graham and Chris will also dive into the thorny question of whether CRISPR will one day soon be used to edit the genes of people.

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