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Human Nature: matinee screening for high schools
On 3, 4 and 17 March, in partnership with Americana Film Fest and the Chair of Bioethics of UVIc-UCC, we are organizing three matinee screenings of "Human Nature" for high schools. This is a documentary that explores the potential implications of CRISPR, the revolutionary genome-editing editing technique that can cure disease, correct genetic defects and modify genes to "improve" our genetic material.
Human Nature takes a provocative look at the wide-ranging implications of CRISPR, through the eyes of the scientists who discovered it, those who could benefit from it, and the bio-engineers who are testing its limits.
3 and 4 March, at 10:00
c/ Girona 175
17 March at 10h
Universitat de Vic
c/ de la Laura 13 Vic
Educational establishments interested in attending should contact firstname.lastname@example.org
The latest lecture in the bioethics cycle, in partnership with Barcelona Friends of UNESCO as part of the "Spaces for reflection" project, designed to promote detailed discussion of issues related to life and to ethics.
Dr. Miquel Ángel Serra, biologist at the Neuropharmacology Laboratory of Pompeu Fabra University, will talk about the challenges posed by transhumanism and by emerging NBIC technologies (Nanotechnology, Biotechnology, Information technology, Cognitive science) in his lecture "Transhumanism: human being 2.0."
Transhumanist ideology argues the "three pillars" of superintelligence, super-longevity and super-wellbeing can radically transform people: initially into transhumans (Humans 2.0) and, finally, into post-humans, with characteristics that would effectively constitute a new species, one that is radically different from and greatly superior to the humans of today.
Our decisions, both as individuals and as a society, must respect our freedom and be consistent with our nature, and should be guided by an ethical assessment of the risks and benefits of applying such emerging technologies, of how they could benefit or harm human life and dignity.
Amics de la UNESCO de Barcelona
Mallorca, 207 principal
In partnership with
Course at COMB: Iatrogenesis and ethics
Savia group contributes to the Foundation
27 February 2020
Donation will support bioethics activities
On 17 February, representatives of Savia, a company specializing in industrial engineering, visited the Víctor Grífols i Lucas Foundation to present a donation to support the Foundation's bioethics activities.
As part of its corporate responsibility policy, Savia allocates a share of its profits to social activities. This company, which produces cutting-edge technology, values the people who work for it as one of its biggest assets. And, in line with this philosophy, the firm is committed to giving back to society in recognition of how much it has received.