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Citizen Health Innovation Project Co-PI Dr. Todd Kuiken Presents at the "Genome Editing and Security: Governance of Non-Traditional Research Community," sponsored by the NASEM

September 14, 2018

Advances in genome editing tools outpace the capability of domestic and international security communities to coordinate and develop evidence-based policies for responsible research and application of these tools.

The 2017 international workshop, Assessing the Security Implications of Genome Editing, launched a global conversation about potential security concerns posed by genome editing technologies. One question that arose is whether technology advances will facilitate the ability of a broader range of people to use, or potentially misuse, genome editing tools.

Building upon the discussions at the international workshop, this webinar explored how non-traditional research communities like the International Genetically Engineered Machines Competition (iGEM) and the DIYbio community laboratories, are addressing security questions with innovative new programs that promote responsible conduct of research.


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