pgEd’s fourth Congressional briefing, held on Nov. 17 with panelists Diana Bianchi, Jennifer Doudna and George Church, was a great success. With a standing-room only crowd of over 150 in the audience, there were lively discussions about both the science and the social and policy implications of emerging genetic technologies such as non-invasive prenatal testing, CRISPR, and gene drives. The briefing was followed by a visit to the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. Check out our summary of the day’s events, which has been cross-posted to “Genes to Genomes,” the blog of the Genetic Society of America. Also check out the news coverage of the briefing by Elizabeth Cooney at the Harvard Medical School Office of Communications and External Relations.
Thanks again to our speakers and everyone who attended the briefing!