The Genome Writers Guild is a genome engineering society building a better future for humanity through genome engineering and public education.

We are a scientific society with a diverse membership.


The Next
Revolution: Genome Engineering 2018.

Register  for the GWG annual conference in Minneapolis, Minnesota, July 19 - 21.

The Genome Writers Guild (GWG) includes researchers, physicians, students, entrepreneurs, investors, government representatives, futurists, science communicators, and artists focused on the responsible use of powerful new genome engineering and gene editing tools. Find out more about the GWG and how to join.

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Genome engineering hits the streets.  The plethora of new editing tools are propelling the field into the next genomic revolution. What are the new technologies? What will we make with them? How are the innovations impacting society and our individual lives? The Genome Writers Guild annual conference highlights the fast pace of genomic engineering with recent research, tangible skills for the laboratory, and discussions on the challenges of social responsibility we all share.

See the list of invited speakers. Not-to-be missed is our Keynote speaker (TBD) who is known for her high level and engaging presentations. Take a look at some of the other exceptional scientists speaking at this year's conference.

Register to attend the conference.  Check out the program and register for some or all of the events. Early bird registration ends June 1st, 2018.

Present a poster (we give prizes). Check out the guidelines, sizes and how to submit an abstract for a presentation. The deadline to submit an abstract is May 18th, 2018.

We are experiencing great technological change in genome engineering. If deployed responsibly, such progress will improve the world through enhanced products, new biotechnological entities, and novel therapeutics.  — Dr. Stephen Ekker, Ph.D., Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Mayo Clinic
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Golden Rice: genome engineering for the greater good around the world.

Australia and New Zealand just approved golden rice for human consumption. By natively encoding the proteins necessary to provide critical nutritional components, golden rice holds the promise to end forms of blindness from a restricted diet. Read more here.

What is genome engineering? A special event for the science curious.

Gene therapy, genome engineering, and immunotherapy are pioneering technologies in the news almost everyday. What are they and why should we care? At this special half-day event a geneticist will answer your questions and explain how genome engineering is already playing a part in our lives. Organized by GWG member Adam Sychla, the event is free and open to the public.

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Genome writer Dr. Scott McIvor moving gene therapies forward.

The advent of the first gene editing in a patient this year showcases the promise as well as the science team behind the development of new therapies. Read how GWG member Scott McIvor led the gene editing animal research essential for applications for human health.