Flowers for Algernon

By Brain Power in Book Club

March 18th, 2016

Dr. Ruslan Dorfman gives us a fascinating perspective on genetic engineering and “Flowers for Algernon”

Brain Power’s Book Club had a fascinating discussion about Daniel Keyes’s “Flowers for Algernon” with our special guest, Dr. Ruslan Dorfman, CEO and co-founder of GeneYouIn (located in Toronto’s Mars Centre Discovery District). Dr. Dorfamn brought his experience as a genetic testing expert specializing in the pharmacogenetics of rare diseases to our discussion of Keyes’s imaginary portrait of a man who is given an experimental treatment to dramatically increase his low I.Q.  We had a fascinating discussion of genetic testing, genetic engineering, and the implications of both for human society and the future of the species.

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