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Workshop 2 - Knowledge-sharing on Advanced Therapies
Therapeutic and Human Heritable Genome Editing

1. Overview of Therapeutic Genome Editing

Speakers:
Greg Davis (Sangamo) Christine Moburg (Sangamo) Nicola Worsfold (Jessie’s Journey)

Presentation:
. What is genome editing and how
. does it differ from gene replacement?
. What are tools/techniques of genome editing?
. What are applications for genome editing in treating
. disease?
. What therapies are available?

Q&A

2. Human Heritable (Germline) Genome Editing: Social, ethical, and policy implications

Speakers:
Ron Pearlman (York University) Nick Meade (Genetic Alliance UK) Ian Stedman (York University)

Presentation:
. What is germline genome editing?
. How is it similar to and differ from therapeutic?
. genome editing?
. What are potential applications?
. What are social, ethical, and policy issues? What is current status?

Q&A

3. In-class skills development exercise: Scenarios on genome editing

Format: breakout session

Scenario:
. What is germline gene editing?
. What are the controversies?
. Are there circumstances where it could be acceptable?
. Should WHO develop global policies and how could these be enforced?

Apr 14, 2021 02:00 PM in Paris

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