What IF Breakthrough Technologies Could Make Us Smarter?
We will be welcoming Guoping Feng, James W. and Patricia T. Poitras Professor, Brain and Cognitive Sciences, Director, Model Systems and
Neurobiology, Stanley Center for Psychiatric Research, MIT, Autism
Description: Recent advances in genome-editing technologies are revolutionizing biomedical research and medicine. Together with large-scale genetic studies identifying genetic factors causing or increasing risks for brain disorders, these new technologies are creating unprecedented opportunities to explore the neurobiological underpinning of cognition and behavior with the potential to cure brain disorders and perhaps enhance cognition and change behaviors. I will discuss the potential applications and impacts of these new technologies to neuroscience research and the society.