Professor John Rasko AO, pioneer in gene and stem cell therapies
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 this interview in the Griffith University series A Better Future For All, Kerry O’Brien spoke to Professor Rasko about science, stem-cell research and the future of medicine.
#A Better Future For All Series
In partnership with Griffith University, HOTA presents a series of critical conversations focusing on unlocking knowledge from influential thinkers and leaders.
Helmed by master broadcaster and journalist Kerry O’Brien, the series will feature intimate conversations with key thought-leaders, and people with a focus on solutions and engagement. At the heart of these conversations is a commitment to understanding the intersection of ideas and actions affecting our daily lives.
These dialogues aim to provide a much-needed forum for robust and unfettered discussion about where we are, and how we are responding to one of this century’s greatest challenges.