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
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.
[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.