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Dr. Stephen Scherer, groundbreaking geneticist and Director of The Centre for Applied Genomics at The Hospital for Sick Children, discusses the controversial genetic engineering initiatives featured in the hit 2011 prequel to the popular franchise.
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- Dr. Stephen Scherer
- Stephen Scherer, Ph.D., D.Sc., FRSC, is a Canadian scientist whose research has revolutionized the understanding of genetic variation in human disease. He founded Canada's first human genome centre, The Centre for Applied Genomics (TCAG) at The Hospital for Sick Children. He continues to serve as Director of the multi-million dollar TCAG, and is also Director of the McLaughlin Centre, a $50M initiative in genomic medicine at the University of Toronto. His group has made several discoveries, documented in 350 publications and patents cited more than 25,000 times, positioning him as one of the most prolific scientists of his generation.