The Frontier Development Program for Genome Editing

Activity

On Monday, December 5, 2022, the International Workshop 2022 was conducted, both online and on site, in collaboration with the ELSI Unit Task Force, Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Hiroshima University, on the theme "Ethics and Regulations of Heritable Genome Editing."
The workshop invited outstanding national and international researchers working at the frontline in this field, and they delivered the following lectures:

  • "The Ethics of Heritable Genome Editing: Overview"
    Dr. Tsutomu Sawai (Hiroshima University)
  • "The Ethics of Polygenic Genome Editing"
    Dr. Christopher Gyngell (Murdoch Children's Research Institute)
  • "Global Governance of Heritable Genome Editing and Global Health Security"
    Dr. Tsung-Ling Lee (Taipei Medical University)
  • "Expected Harm: A Translational Pathway for Reproductive Genome Editing"
    Dr. Julian Savulescu (National University of Singapore)
  • We hosted more than 120 participants and received positive feedback, as quoted below:
    "It was a good opportunity to encounter the problems of genome editing and its ethical discussions."
    "I hope this kind of co-sponsored events between scientists and researchers in the humanities and social sciences will continue to be held in the future."

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