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ILAR Roundtable Workshop on Gene Editing, December 7-8, 2015
Gene Editing to Modify Animal Genomes for Research: Scientific and Ethical Considerations
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.