Conferences & Symposia

Science Symposium on Gene Editing


Gene editing, a technology that enables scientists to change an organism’s DNA, holds promise for the prevention and cure of complex human disease, such as cancer, heart disease, and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection.

The techniques used, such as CRISPR, have generated a great deal of excitement for their efficiency and potential impact on human health, but they have also raised legal and ethical issues regarding germline and embryo manipulation, and many countries have banned such techniques because of these concerns.

The 2019 Radcliffe Institute science symposium will bring together leading international scientists, clinicians, and ethicists to explore case studies of particular gene therapies as well as the legal and bioethical implications of this research.

Free and open to the public.