Launch of EASAC policy report on "Genome Editing"
Time and Location
Launch event of EASAC policy report on "Genome Editing": Scientific opportunities, public interests, and policy options in the EU
4 May 2017, 12:00 – 14:00, Palace of the Academies, Rue Ducale 1, Brussels
at the Rubens Room (in the main building)
You are invited to join the launch of our report on genome editing in which we give advice to European policy-makers on ground-breaking research involving genome editing and plants, animals, microbes and patients. We emphasise that policy-makers must ensure that the regulation of applications is evidence-based, takes into account likely benefits as well as hypothetical risks, and 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.
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