Meeting in Brief of International Summit on Human Gene Editing: A Global Discussion
CSTL has released a meeting in brief summarizing the proceedings of the December 1-3, 2015 National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Medicine, Chinese Academy of Sciences, and Royal Society of the UK summit on human gene editing. The summit was convened to discuss recent scientific developments in human gene editing and the range of ethical and governance issues associated with these advances. An ad hoc committee, chaired by CSTL Co-chair David Baltimore, and staffed, in part, by CSTL staff, organized the meeting.
This activity was part of a larger National Academies' Human Gene Editing Initiative.
CSTL Study Co-Chairs Lead Panel on Science and the Law
On January 9, 2016, the co-chairs of study committees that wrote three CSTL reports led a panel discussion in New York City on science and the law at the annual meeting of the Association of American Law Schools, the largest gathering of law school faculty in the world. The panel was composed of Judge Gladys Kessler (co-chair of the committee that authored the third edition of the Reference Manual on Scientific Evidence); Judge Harry Edwards (current CSTL member and co-chair of the committee that authored CSTL's 2009 forensic science report); and Judge Jed S. Rakoff (co-chair of the committee that authored Identifying the Culprit: Assessing Eyewitness Identification). The panel was moderated by current CSTL member and Federal Judicial Center Director Judge Jeremy Fogel.