Program Areas


Global ethical conversations and regulations must keep pace with scientific progress.

The ability to rapidly transform agriculture and biomedicine gives rise to new societal and environmental considerations. Research in social sciences and humanities, including ethics, law, policy, and economics, will allow us to more fully understand the potential impact genome editing will have on society. It is essential to support, encourage, and engage in dialogue to ensure the technology will benefit everyone.


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Published Papers

Key Goals

Use ethical principles to guide genome editing regulation
Assess the potential impacts of genome editing in agriculture and find ways to maximize public benefit
Improve communication about genome editing between researchers and non-experts

Society Projects