Past Event

Gene Editing to Modify Animal Genomes for Research: Scientific and Ethical Considerations

December 7, 2015 - December 8, 2015

Location: Keck Center of the National Academies
500 Fifth St. NW Washington DC 20001

Join the ILAR Roundtable for a free 2-day workshop on December 7 and 8, 2015 to discuss the promise and challenges of gene editing in animal research using CRISPR/Cas9, TALENS and "zinc fingers." Peter Hohenstein of the Roslin Institute at the University of Edinburgh, who studies kidney development, stem cells, and disease in transgenic mouse models, will lead Day 1 sessions focused on the state of science, specific animal species, and governance. On Day 2, eminent bioethicist Arthur Caplan of New York University's Langone Medical Center will lead sessions on ethical and regulatory issues. The workshop will be held at 500 5th Street NW, Washington, DC and will be freely available via webcast.

View DRAFT workshop agenda