Biotech and the Bible: Jewish Perspectives on Genetic Engineering

July 13, 2018 Lenox $25.00
(Photo: vchal/iStock)
(Photo: vchal/iStock)

Humans have been tinkering with lifeforms since the beginning of history, breeding plants and animals to suit their needs. Recent rapid developments in genetic engineering have allowed researchers and industry to improve crop yields, invent new medicines and therapies, and increase the quality of life. Yet the blending of DNA from different species also presents risks both physical and ethical. What do Jewish sources offer to guide our exploration of this brave new world?

Sponsored by the Jewish Theological Seminary – JTS, as part of JTS Learning in Your Community—JTS in the Berkshires: Back to Nature. Led by Rabbi Daniel Nevins, Pearl Resnick Dean of The Rabbinical School.

For more information, contact Lynn Feinman at (212) 678-8821 or

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Friday, July 13, 2018, 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Shakespeare & Company
70 Kemble St
Lenox, MA 01240
$25.00 Per session

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