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Since the late 2018 birth of Chinese twins whose genomes had been edited in an attempt to prevent HIV infection, and the 2019 announcement by a Russian scientist of his interest in using CRISPR to prevent deafness, the need to forestall premature and unethical experimentation has become ever more urgent. This talk will offer some thoughts about a comprehensive “ecosystem” approach to regulation and provide updates on the global governance efforts to restrain the rogues among us.

R. Alta Charo (NAM), J.D., is the Warren P. Knowles Professor of Law and Bioethics, University of Wisconsin and sits on the WHO advisory committee on genome editing. Professor Charo’s work spans reproductive technologies, research ethics, stem cell policy, drug safety, genetic engineering, and genome editing. She is a 2019-2020 Berggruen Fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University.

A livestream of the talk is available for those unable to attend in person. Click here for the livestream.

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