New Tools for Science Policy
Framing Our Biological Futures
Preliminary Results from U.S. Public Engagement Forums
Join Arizona State University, Baylor College of Medicine, and the Museum of Science, Boston as they share preliminary insights and results gathered from national citizen deliberations on human gene editing technology and launch a broader conversation about how these results and public engagement approaches can inform research, engagement and governance of this technology.
About the Seminar
March 21, 2022 9:00am—10:00am
Genome editing techniques have rapidly advanced in the past two decades. Recently, the CRISPR/Cas9 system has made this technology more accessible, precise, and less expensive. This has opened the door for wider use, but also raised many questions about ethics, morality, risk, and inequalities. How should this suite of technologies be used? Under what conditions? How should it be governed? The scientific community alone cannot answer these questions.
Arizona State University, Baylor College of Medicine and the Museum of Science, with funding from the National Institutes of Health and additional support from Kettering Foundation, worked with experts and stakeholders to create a series of informed national citizen deliberations around the ethics and governance of genome editing. These deliberations with diverse members of the general public held in Boston, Phoenix, Waco and online in Fall 2021, offer early insight into the public values around the future opportunities and challenges with these technologies. On March 21, join the project team as they share preliminary insights and results gathered from these national deliberations and launch a broader conversation about how these results and public engagement approaches can inform research, engagement and governance of human gene editing.
Please note the location: American Geophysical Union, 2000 Florida Avenue Northwest, Washington, DC 20009.
- Doors open at 8:30am to the public.
- Attendees are required to wear masks for the entire duration of the program except while eating and drinking.
- Attendees must be fully vaccinated and show proof of vaccination with ID at check-in.
American Geophysical Union
2000 Florida Avenue Northwest,
Washington, DC 20009.
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