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CRISPRcon 2019 – Conversations on Science, Society and the Future of Gene Editing2018-10-01T14:26:19+01:00

CRISPRcon 2019 – Conversations on Science, Society and the Future of Gene Editing

Early bird rates until 20 April: €25 for Students and General Public; €120 for NGOs and Academia; €365 for Industry.

Host: Wageningen University & Research
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CRISPR-Cas is a new technology that makes it possible to change genetic material from viruses, bacteria, cells, plants and animals in a relatively simple, very accurate and efficient way. This technology can make an enormous contribution to the quality of our environment, our health, agriculture and economy. At the same time there are concerns regarding ethical aspects, integrity of life, unfair distribution of property, security and who benefits. The aim of CRISPRcon is to stimulate open dialogue with all stakeholders and social parties about precisely these aspects: exchanging opinions, visions and concerns. The conference is aimed at the largest possible cross-section of society. Wageningen University & Research hosts this dialogue and underlines the importance of an open dialogue about the CRISPR technique. CRISPRcon is a program of Keystone Policy Center.

At the event, you can join sessions on several aspects of gene editing:

Panel 1: Personal Reflections: The Promise and Perils of Gene Editing
Panel 2: CRISPR Cures: Gene Editing in Personal and Public Health
Panel 3: The Evolution of Innovation: What Drives Societal Embrace or Rejection of Emerging Technologies?
Panel 4: Growing for Good?: Gene Editing and Agriculture
Panel 5: Double Helixes and the Circular Economy: Gene Editing and Environmental Stewardship
Panel 6: With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility: Globalization, Governance and Power

Thursday, June 20, 2019 through June 21
Times available on the website
WUR – Orion
Bronland 1, Wageningen