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Reports of Human Germline Editing in China

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New U.S. Experiments Aim To Create Gene-Edited Human Embryos

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We are a scientific society with a diverse membership

The Genome Writers Guild (GWG) includes scientists, physicians, students, entrepreneurs, investors, government representatives, futurists, science communicators, and artists focused on the responsible use of powerful new tools for genome engineering and gene editing.

The plethora of 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? We discuss these questions and current research at our annual conference and satellite events. Find out more about the GWG and how to join.

GWG 2019 conference heads to
Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa for three days in May

Save the date: May 16 to 18, 2019

The 2019 Genome Writers Guild third annual conference is May 16, 17, and 18 at Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa. This is a joint meeting between the GWG and the Crop Bioengineering Center. The three day meeting highlights the fast pace of genomic engineering, focusing on recent research, tangible skills for the laboratory, and the challenges of social responsibility.

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Reports of Human Germline Editing in China

The reports coming from China regarding the birth of human twins following gene editing experimentation have naturally concerned many scientists and public alike. Incomplete information regarding the experimental approach, validity of results, institutional oversight, and ethics statement preclude a full understanding of these developments at this time. However, if these reports are found credible, many are left wondering what impact these developments could have on science, medicine, and humanity. The Genome Writers Guild is a growing organization that seeks to engage the broader public in such discussions. We are made up of researchers, physicians, students, entrepreneurs, investors, government representatives, futurists, artists, and public members with the goal of helping people both understand the science and applications of genetic engineering and develop informed opinions on these important topics.