Past Event

The Practice and Politics of Genome Editing

November 16, 2022
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
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Online and in-person: Jerome L. Greene Science Center (Room L5-084), Columbia University, 3227 Broadway, New York

Event Description 

The CRISPR-Cas9 system has been heralded by researchers as a breakthrough biotechnology and has gained widespread use in biomedicine. Despite over 20 clinical trials for treating genetic diseases with genome- editing technologies underway, the moral basis of modifying human DNA is still debated by scientists, regulators, patients, and civil society at large. This talk reframes concerns over the ethics and governance of genome editing as a problem of institutionalization: How is the idea and discourse of genome editing rendered into a durable set of practices that become routine, legitimated and, ultimately, taken for granted?

Event Information 

Free and open to the public; registration required. Please email Anna Hidalgo at [email protected] with any questions. 

Hosted by the Precision Medicine Program at Columbia University.