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Social and Ethical Aspects of Genome Engineering

Posted by nte on May 25, 2017 in In Action
Photo: Genome BC
Photo: Genome BC

15th Annual Genomics Forum: The Genome Engineering Revolution: CRISPR & SYNBIO

UBC Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences Building, Room 1101. Vancouver, BC
2:45-3:30 pm

Panel Discussion: Social and Ethical Aspects of Genome Engineering
Video: Session 3, Part I 
Video: Session 3, Part II


  • CRISPR/Cas9: The ethics of engineering our cells, ourselves (Françoise Baylis, Dalhousie University)
  • Learning from the people: what researchers and clinicians say about germline editing (Alice Virani, University of British Columbia)
  • Creative arts for community and citizen engagement (Susan Cox, University of British Columbia)
  • Revisiting Regulatory Frameworks in Light of Genome Engineering (Emily Marden, University of British Columbia)
  • Anecdotes and perspectives on creating life: GMOs vs. genome editing & patenting life (Leonard Foster, University of British Columbia)