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

GWG 2018 Meeting: genome engineering and social responsibility

New text about the Genome Writers Guild (GWG) annual meeting with a link to the event page. The GWG includes researchers, physicians, students, entrepreneurs, investors, government representatives, futurists, and artists focused on the responsible use of these powerful new genome engineering and gene editing tools for the greater good. Find out more about the GWG and how to join.

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.