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COMMITTEE ON THE INTERNATIONAL SUMMIT ON HUMAN GENE EDITING

Project Scope

The National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Medicine, Chinese Academy of Sciences, and the Royal Society of the UK organized an International Summit in Washington, D.C., in December 2015 on recent scientific developments in human gene editing and the range of ethical and governance issues associated with these advances.

The meeting considered issues such as the current state of the science and available technologies; the rationale(s) for and potential benefits and risks inherent in conducting such research and in potential applications; existing (as well as potentially needed) regulatory principles, standards, or guidance for such research and potential applications; ethical concerns; legal considerations; and ways to engage critical stakeholders. An ad hoc committee, chaired by CSTL Co-chair David Baltimore, organized the meeting.  The meeting consisted of invited presentations and discussions and included participation from experts from countries with significant research underway or being launched on human gene editing.

This activity was part of a larger National Academies' Human Gene Editing Initiative.

Meetings & Events

This website contains unedited verbatim presentations made by meeting participants as well as individually authored papers. Neither are official reports of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. Opinions and statements included in these materials are solely those of the individual authors. They have not been verified as accurate, nor do they necessarily represent the views of other participants, the committee, or the National Academies.

International Summit on Human Gene Editing: A Global Discussion
December 1-3, 2015
Washington, DC

Agenda
View Video of Day 1
View Video of Day 2
View Video of Day 3

Presenter slides may be found here.

Read commissioned papers based on summit presentations.

Information Gathering Meeting for the Planning Committee Organizing the International Summit on Human Gene Editing
October 5, 2015
Washington, DC

Agenda
View Video  

Reports

On December 3, 2015, the summit organizing committee issued a statement  on human gene-editing research and its potential applications. Read the statement as well as a response from the presidents of the four summit co-hosts.

meeting in brief summarizing the summit proceedings was released on February 1, 2016.

members

Chair

David Baltimore (NAS/NAM)
President Emeritus and Robert Andrews Millikan Professor of Biology
California Institute of Technology

Members

Françoise Baylis
Professor and Canada Research Chair in Bioethics and Philosophy
Dalhousie University

Paul Berg (NAS/NAM)
Robert W. and Vivian K. Cahill Professor Emeritus and Director Emeritus
Beckman Center for Molecular and Genetic Medicine
Stanford University School of Medicine

George Q. Daley (NAM)
Samuel E. Lux IV Professor of Hematology/Oncology 
Director, Stem Cell Transplantation Program
Boston Children's Hospital and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Jennifer A. Doudna (NAS/NAM)
Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Professor, Department of Molecular and Cell Biology, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and Department of Chemistry University of California, Berkeley

Eric S. Lander (NAS/NAM)
President and Director
The Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT

Robin Lovell-Badge
Group Leader and Head
Division of Stem Cell Biology and Developmental Genetics
The Francis Crick Institute

Pilar Ossorio
Professor of Law and Bioethics
University of Wisconsin
Ethics Scholar
Morgridge Institute for Research

Duanqing Pei
Professor and Director General
Guangzhou Institutes of Biomedicine and Health
Chinese Academy of Sciences

Adrian Thrasher
Professor of Paediatric Immunology
University College London

Ernst-Ludwig Winnacker (NAM)
Professor Emeritus and Director Emeritus
Gene Center
Ludwig-Mazimilians University

Qi Zhou
Professor and Deputy Director
Institute of Zoology
Chinese Academy of Sciences   

sponsors

This project is sponsored by the National Institutes of Health, the Burroughs Wellcome Fund, the Wellcome Trust, and the W.K. Kellogg Foundation Fund.

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PROJECT STAFF

Anne-Marie Mazza, Ph.D.
Director, Committee on Science, Technology, and Law
National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
Phone: 202-334-2469
E-mail:
amazza@nas.edu

John Boright, Ph.D.
Director, Development, Security, and Cooperation
National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
Phone: 202-334-3847
E-mail: jboright@nas.edu

Kevin Finneran
Director, Committee on Science, Engineering, and Public Policy
National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
Phone: 202-334-1794
E-mail: kfinneran@nas.edu

Jo Husbands, Ph.D.
Scholar/Senior Project Director
Board on Life Sciences
National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
Phone: 202-334-2816
E-mail: jhusbands@nas.edu

Jay Labov, Ph.D.
Senior Advisor for Education and Communication
Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education
National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
Phone: 202-334-1458
E-mail: jlabov@nas.edu

Steven Kendall, Ph.D.
Program Officer, Committee on Science, Technology, and Law
National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
Phone: 202-334-1713
E-mail: skendall@nas.edu

Karolina Konarzewska
Program Coordinator, Committee on Science, Technology, and Law
National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
Phone: 202-334-2455
E-mail: kkonarzewska@nas.edu