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Meeting in Brief of International Summit on Human Gene Editing: A Global Discussion

Gene Editing Summit Meeting in Brief


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.

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CSTL Study Co-Chairs Lead Panel on Science and the Law

Judges Jeremy Fogel, Gladys Kessler, Harry T. Edwards, and Jed S. Rakoff

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. 

  CSTL PROJECTS IN THE NEWS

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Human Gene Editing Summit
University Research Regulations

Gain-of-Function Research
Eyewitness Identification
Synthetic Biology Forum
International Animal Research Regulations
H5N1 Research Controversy
Reference Manual on Scientific Evidence, Third Edition
Six Party Synthetic Biology Symposia
Anthrax Mailings Report
University Intellectual Property
Direct-to-Consumer Genetic Testing
Synthetic Biology Symposium
Forensic Science
Science and Security   
Human Dosing Studies

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Optimizing the Nation's Investment in Academic Research, Part 1

 
Optimizing the Nation's Investment in Academic Research: A New Regulatory Framework for the 21st Century, Part 1
Potential Risks and Benefits of Gain-of-Function Research

 
Potential Risks and Benefits of Gain-of-Function Research: Summary of a Workshop
Identifying the Culprit - Assessing Eyewitness Identification

 
Identifying the Culprit: Assessing Eyewitness Identification

Emerging and Readily Available Technologies and National Security

 

Emerging and Readily Available Technologies and National Security: A Framework for Addressing Ethical, Legal, and Societal Issues

Perspectives on Research with H5N1 Avian Influenza

 

Perspectives on Research with H5N1 Avian Influenza: Scientific Inquiry, Communication, Controversy; Summary of a Workshop