Cabaret of Dangerous Ideas 2018
Debate, discussion and discourse at the Edinburgh Fringe
Will Pigs Save Our Bacon?
We're desperately short of organs for transplant, so the possibility of transplanting from pigs to humans – xenotransplantation – has many people excited. Dr James Lowe (The University of Edinburgh) will explore whether this promise will – or should – ever be realised. Examining the history – and problems – of previous efforts to make xenotransplantation work, he will probe the possible solutions presented by new technologies, such as genome editing. This show will delve into the scientific, technical, ethical and social obstacles to xenotransplantation, ultimately asking: Could pig-to-human transplants be possible, if so, and should they be allowed?
(The Cabaret of Dangerous Ideas programme runs from 03-26 August 2018. Check out the full programme below!)
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