Gene Editing and the Future of Human Health


May 8, 2019
6:00 – 8:00 pm


NYSCF Research Institute
619 West 54th Street

CRISPR gene editing has revolutionized biomedical research by allowing scientists to precisely manipulate the DNA of human cells. This technology has created unprecedented opportunities to understand the genetic basis of disease—and even to cure certain diseases—while also opening up questions about how to ensure it is used safely and ethically. Join NYSCF and the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics for an interactive discussion featuring Betsy Myers, PhD, Neville Sanjana, PhD, Susan L. Solomon, JD as well as Johns Hopkins bioethicist Jeffrey KahnPhD, MPH to explore the implications of gene editing for research, medicine, and humanity. The panel will discuss the immense scientific promise of CRISPR technology and confront the ethical issues that must be considered as gene editing advances into the clinic.

Raeka Aiyar, PhD
The NYSCF Research Institute
Jeffrey Kahn, PhD
Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics
Susan L. Solomon, JD
The NYSCF Research Institute
Neville Sanjana, PhD
New York Genome Center
NYU Langone Health
Betsy Myers, PhD
Doris Duke Charitable Foundation

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For more information, call Ali Kean at 212.365.7425