Science Day at the University Club in Bonn

February 18, 2016

Science Day at the University Club in Bonn

Discussion of the CRISPR/Cas9

On 15th of February, 2016 members of the DRZE (Deutsches referenzzentrum für Ethik in den Biowissenschaften) Advisory Board, members of the DRZE Board of Trustees, members of the IWE (Institut für Wissenschaft und Ethik), DRZE and IWE Scientific Staff held a joint meeting in Bonn and discussed the CRISPR/Cas9 and Germline Manipulation.  

The Scientific day started with the opening by Göran Hermerén and Dieter Sturma followed by the presentation on the state of the art. Michael Hölzel, from the Teaching Hospital in Bonn provided a very informative presentation on gene editing technique in comparative context, he highlighted how gene editing differs from the previously known technologies, such as gene therapy and germline interventions. Then Göran Hermerén, from the University of Lund summarized the ethical arguments in favor and against.  As a member of the Advisory Board of the DRZE, Judit Sándor participated both in the debate and then in the Advisory Board meeting.

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