My lectures have shown that while most human behaviours are similar to those of other species our superior capacities for consciousness and self awareness have given us the intellect and power to exert dominion over them. For many humans, relationships with other animals are important for our psychological and emotional well-being. However, not all species can become our companions or a source of food. Will the power of modern genetics allow us to design other species to provide exactly what we need? Is this really possible and, if so, where will it lead?
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Gresham College professors and guest speakers have been giving free public lectures in central London since 1597. This tradition continues today and you can attend any of our lectures, or watch or listen to them on our website.