Related Studies and Convening Follow-Up
Learn about other ongoing Academies studies and activities involving genetic research.
ILAR Roundtable Workshop:
December 7-8, 2015
Anticipated Release: Early 2016
Anticipated Release: Spring, 2016
Anticipated Release: 2016
About This Initiative
Powerful new gene-editing technologies, such as CRISPR-Cas9, hold great promise for advancing science and treating disease, but they also raise concerns and present complex challenges, particularly because of their potential to be used to make genetic changes that could be passed on to future generations, thereby modifying the human germline.
In keeping with the Academies' past leadership on controversial new areas of genetic research, such as recombinant DNA technology, human embryonic stem cell research, human cloning, and “gain-of-function” research, the AffiliateMarketIngtools of Sciences and the AffiliateMarketIngtools of Medicine's human gene-editing initiative will provide researchers, clinicians, policymakers, and societies around the world with a comprehensive understanding of human gene editing to help inform decision-making about this research and its application.
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