The Future of Gene Editing

26/01/2017 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

The Future of Gene Editing


The emergence of CRISPR as a catalyst for gene editing has hurled open a door to new advances in biotechnology and medicine. While the scientific community has been debating and applying CRISPR in various lab settings, the transition to real-world applications is imminent, taking place with no clear policy on guidelines or potential restrictions.

The Future of Gene Editing will be a multi-disciplinary panel discussion on policy considerations for gene editing implementation, with emphasis on long term societal implications.

We will have four exceptional speakers:

JAMIE METZL, Senior Fellow of the Atlantic Council, novelist, blogger, syndicated columnist, media commentator, and expert in Asian affairs and biotechnology policy.

WENDY CHUNG, Diirector of the Clinical Genetics program of Columbia University, Hervert Irving Associate Professor of Pediatrics.

S. MATTHEW LIAO, Arthur Zitrin Chair in Bioethics and Director for The Center for Bioethics at New York University.

ROBBIE BARBERO, Assistant Director for Biological Innovation, White House, Office of Science and Technology Policy.

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