The applications of CRISPR based genetic engineering tools range from changing colors in butterfly wings to developing gene therapies that might one day cure or prevent human diseases. Some scientists […]
A Bigger Conversation and Compassion in World Farming today release a comprehensive report on gene-edited animals. The report, a summary of a roundtable convened by the two organisations in June […]
This panel discussion took place at the Gene Drive Symposium on 24 May 2019 in Bern, Switzerland. The symposium aimed to enable a scientifically sound and critical examination of many of the scientific, social, ethical, ecological and legal questions relevant to gene drives. Here speakers Kevin Esvelt from MIT in Boston, Ignacio Chapela, professor of microbial ecology at the University of California at Berkeley and Ernst-Ulrich von Weizsäcker, a German scientist and politician talk about possible applications, technical and environmental risks as well as social consequences of gene drive technology.