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Mike Fero, Ph.D. – Organism Making and Modding

In Making Waves Conversations by Mark Sylvester

Until recently, modifying microbial, plant, and animal cells has been a slow and artisanal process. However, with advances in technology allowing researchers to read, write, cut, copy and paste DNA much more easily, systems can now be put in places that vastly accelerate product development of everything from bio-based replacements for petroleum-derived chemicals to modified human cells that fight cancer.

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Fiona Sampson – Ending Impunity for Child Rape

In Making Waves Conversations by Mark Sylvester

The equality effect is an international network of human rights advocates (including grassroots community members, artists, musicians, filmmakers, health care workers, journalists, lawyers, teachers, students, judges, and Parliamentarians) working collaboratively to improve the lives of women and girls by using existing human rights law to achieve concrete change. We will talk about one of their current projects, 160girls.org, and the impact it is having.