Kerry O'Brien in conversation with Professor John Rasko AO, pioneer in gene and stem cell therapies
Kerry O'Brien in conversation with Professor John Rasko AO, pioneer in gene and stem cell therapies

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Professor John Rasko AO

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Kerry O'Brien


Professor John Rasko is a globally pre-eminent physician-scientist whose work on regenerative medicine and biotechnology is fundamentally changing our understanding of diseases and their cures.

His 2018 Boyer Lectures detail both the promises and pitfalls of gene and cell-based strategies to cure and prevent disease. As co-author of the recently published book Flesh Made New, he argues that the great hope offered by regenerative medicine for human health has been compromised by unrealistic expectations and outright fraud. Professor Rasko highlights the uncertainties and false promises that litter the path to a healthier, science-based future.

In the next interview in the Griffith University series A Better Future For All, Kerry O'Brien talks to Professor Rasko about science, stem-cell research and the future of medicine.


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