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Public Launch of EASAC Policy Report on "Genome Editing" on 4 May in Brussels | 13.04.17

 

The EASAC report on "Genome Editing": Scientific opportunities, public interests, and policy options in the EU will be publicly launched  in Brussels on 4 May 2017, 12:00-14:00, Palace of the Academies, Rue Ducale 1 at the Rubens Room (in the main building).

Join Europe's cutting-edge scientists at the launch of our genome editing report. These scientists are offering European policy-makers the latest evidence-based advice on ground-breaking research involving genome editing and plants, animals, microbes and patients.

Policy-makers must ensure that the regulation of applications is

1) evidence-based,

2) takes into account likely benefits as well as hypothetical risks, and

3) is proportionate and sufficiently flexible to cope with future advances in the science.

 

Programme:

[12:00 light lunch available]

12:30 Opening by EASAC President Professor Thierry Courvoisier

Review of EASAC project outputs EASAC Programme Director Professor Volker ter Meulen

Human Genome Editing and further considerations Professor Robin Lovell-Badge, The Francis Crick Institute, UK

13:15 Panel discussion with:

·         Professor Joachim Schiemann Julius Kühn-Institute, Germany

·         Professor Bert Rima Queen’s University Belfast, Northern Ireland

·         Professor Klaus Tanner University of Heidelberg, Germany

 

13:45 Open discussion of the panel with the audience

14:00 Close of event [followed by coffee]

 

Further inputs are awaiting confirmation.

You can register for this event here.

You can read our report on "Genome Editing" here.