The human genome: reality and fantasy

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On Wednesday 1 February 2017 at 8 pm, Professor Denis Duboule will give a lecture entitled "En route vers le transhumanisme". Cycle of conferences in collaboration with the University of Geneva (Faculty of Sciences). Aula of Coll├Ęge de Saussure, free admission.

Knowledge of the human genome brings back Frankenstein's trans-humanistic hopes. Could we not produce a human creature whose performance is superior to ours? Many trans-humanist movements are already seeing the day when this fantasy will be a reality. But what is it? Do we want an engineer trans-humanism, made of sensors and prostheses, or a drastic and perpetual alteration of our genetic material, of those "good old chromosomes that have hardly changed since Cro-Magnon"? like Jean Rostand said?

Full schedule in the attached PDF.