Realizing the Future: Genome Engineering 2017
We are experiencing a time of great technological change in genome engineering with the advent of high throughput and accessible gene editing. Current estimates measure the cost of genome engineering tools having dropped by 1000x in the last 6 years alone.
Further, one no longer needs complex molecular biology labs to generate and deploy these tools, unleashing enormous academic, corporate and entrepreneurial opportunities. If deployed responsibly, such progress will improve the world through enhanced products, new biotechnological entities, and novel therapeutics.
Our goal is to establish a rich community of stakeholders to develop the foundation for the ethical and effective use of genome engineering and to foster communication by which we will address major issues in our society... and to have some fun doing so as well!