It’s Alive!

It’s Alive!

Fringe 2024

  • Duration:

    60 mins approx
  • Age

    Guideline 14+ Must Be Accompanied With An Adult.
  • Performance Times:

    13:40

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But is it? Take a cheek swab, reprogram the cells into stem cells, then grow mini brains in a dish. They’re not just any brains, but ones carrying your exact genetic background – your brains. Stem cells and organoids have become powerful tools to study brain development, evolution and diseases. We can fuse them, transplant them into animals, send them to space, but where to draw the line? They are alive, but do they think, feel or have consciousness? Dr Rana Fetit (The University of Edinburgh) explores stem cells and what we could, or should, do with them.

 

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Location

Stand 5, The Stand Comedy Club

34 York Place, , Edinburgh , EH1 3HU

0131 558 9005