Thursday, 7 April 2005, 12:00AM
Barnard's Inn Hall

Creating new species: the future of man and his dominion over other animals

Professor Keith Kendrick

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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Professor Keith Kendrick is Systems and Behavioural Neuroscientist and was Gresham Professor of Physic between 2002 and 2006.
He has been a member of the Home Office's animal procedures committee and has worked at the University of Cambridge undertaking research with regards to how neural networks are organised to control recognition and responses to social and emotional cues. He is a fellow of the Institute of Biology and a member of the British Neuroscience Association.

All of Professor Kendrick’s previous lectures may be accessed here.

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7 April 2005

Creating new species: the future of man and his dominion over other animals
Professor Keith Kendrick

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