[The following talk was given at the 18th International Conference on Ethics Across the Curriculum. The Dale Ethics Center was a co-sponsor of the event.].
Dr. Mario Capecchi is Distinguished Professor of Biology and Human Genetics at the University of Utah. The author and co-author of numberous publications, in 2007 Dr. Capecchi shared the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine with Martin Evans and Oliver Smithies for discovering a method to create “knockout mice” – mice in which a specific gene is turned off.