Speakers to talk tiny at Science Festival

A TINY machine inside your body delivering life-saving chemicals to cancerous cells and an instant DNA read-out so your GP can prescribe antibiotics to match your genetic make-up are two of the scientific advances to be discussed at a conference.

Scientists and church leaders at the Science Festival will consider how potential advances in nanotechnology will affect the way humans think about themselves.

Baroness Susan Greenfield CBE, a world famous neuroscientist from Oxford University and Dr Donald Bruce of the Church of Scotland, will discuss the benefits of technology such as brain implants, as well as the ethical implications.

The talk, sponsored by the Institute of Nanotechnology, will take place at the Royal Museum of Scotland, Chambers Street on Monday, April 4, between 5.30pm and 7pm.

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