The Ethics of Human Gene Editing: Should Concerns Beyond Safety Matter in Science Policy?

Mildred Solomon moderates panel discussion.

Mildred Solomon, president of the Hastings Center and director of the Fellowship Program at the Harvard Medical School Center for Bioethics, will be moderating a panel discussion on “The Ethics of Human Gene Editing: Should Concerns Beyond Safety Matter in Science Policy?” George Church, Harvard University, an expert on DNA sequencing, will speak on the new applications of gene editing. Josephine Johnston, Hastings Center director of research, is an expert on the ethical, legal, and policy implications of biomedical technologies, particularly as used in human reproduction, psychiatry, genetics, and neuroscience.  Gary E. Marchant, Arizona State University College of Law,  is an expert on governance of emerging technologies, and genetic information in environmental regulation, and a member of the National Academies’ Committee. The National Academies’ Committee recently published the long-awaited report on Human Gene Editing.

The panel discussion is organized and sponsored by the Hastings Center.

Annual Meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAS): begins Thursday evening with the president’s address. Program starts on Friday Morning. Opportunities for remote viewing of plenary lectures, select scientific and science policy sessions will be available via free livestreaming: http://meetings.aaas.org/program/remote-viewing/