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Editing Nature Summit 2017: “Integrating science and collective wisdom to create responsible environmental solutions using gene technologies”

Event time: 
Thursday, April 20, 2017 at 4:30pm through Friday, April 21, 2017 at 12:00pm
Multiple venues on the Yale University campus 06511
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DNA is the basic building block of life. It is shared by all living things, providing commonality between us and nature. With the advent of CRISPR technology, we now have the capability to alter that very sequence of life, efficiently and inexpensively, through a process called gene editing. Using gene editing, we could create new solutions for environmental sustainability and public health, but without careful consideration and foresight, gene editing could also irreversibly destroy ecosystems and drastically transform the natural world as we know it.

Pioneering a new model based on inclusivity and transparency, the Editing Nature Summit will foster dialogue that spans disciplines and viewpoints to honor the complexity of this important issue. Join us for a series of public talks given by thought leaders from ecology, genetics, public policy, ethics, journalism, engineering and architecture that aim to broaden our perspectives and spur conversation.

Public events include a Keynote Session on Thursday, April 20 at 4:30 p.m. in David Friend Hall at the Yale Peabody Museum. Short talks will be held on Friday, April 21 at Rosenfeld Hall from 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Please find complete schedule and location information at the link above.

Hosted by the Yale Institute for Biospheric Studies, the Franke Program in Science and the Humanities, and the Interdisciplinary Center for Bioethics at Yale University.

Open to: 
General Public
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