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ONLINE – Inclusive Public Engagement for Geneticists: Discussing Genome Editing and the Environment
May 12, 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
The emergence of genome editing technologies, such as CRISPR, have opened new possibilities for engineering the world around us. Scientists are considering ways to apply these tools to address agricultural and environmental issues – modifying crops (for herbicide tolerance, drought resistance, and so on), gene drives to counter vector-borne diseases (e.g., malaria), and even reviving extinct species. Some hail the use of these approaches, while others worry about unintended consequences of these ecosystem-changing actions. Join pgEd to learn about their experiences and strategies for engaging with broad audiences in sensitive conversations about genome editing and the environment.
This webinar is part of our ‘Inclusive Public Engagement for Geneticists‘ partnership with the Genetics Society of America (GSA). Our joint programs aim to better equip scientists to engage in discussions about genetics with all communities, with special emphasis on those who have been marginalized, economically disadvantaged, or otherwise excluded from conversations about science.