Lord Professor Robert Winston

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Robert Winston is Professor of Science and Society at Imperial College and Professor Emeritus of Fertility Studies. He is Chancellor of Sheffield Hallam University, Chairman of the governing body of the Royal College of Music, Chairman of the Genesis Research Trust and on the board of the UK Stem Cell Foundation and a trustee of the Royal Institution. He sits in the House of Lords.
 

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2017

Sunday, 5 March 2017

History shows that humans are obsessed with their genes. Does the sequencing of the human genome really herald a new opportunity for medicine? Is there a darker side that we ignore?

IVF treatments now mean we can help 65 year-olds to conceive, store eggs and embryos in the deep freeze for several hundred years and screen for serious genetic disorders before a pregnancy has even begun.

2010

Wednesday, 3 March 2010

Professor Winston, one of the world’s leading experts in human reproduction, took a fresh look at man’s greatest discoveries and questioned whether our dependence on science and technology has led us into a precarious situation? As well as tracing the history and fall-out of our very worst ideas, he also advocates the merits of scientific progress. After all it is our drive to invent and improve the world around us that makes us human.

2003

Wednesday, 5 March 2003

Are science and religion always destined to come into conflict? What are the ethical implications of new developments in biology and medicine? How should halachah respond to this brave new world?

In this session Lord Winston explored, with his customary wit and erudition, the implications for Jewish law of scientific advances, including reproductive genetics, transplant technology, fertility issues and genetically modified foods.

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