Perspectives

In Search of Limits in the Age of Genome Editing, May 13, 2022

Please note that this is an in-person event. To register, please visit bit.ly/InSearchOfLimits In the past five years, we have seen the emergence of a global patchwork of laws, policies, recommendations, proposals, conventions, and declarations that define and delimit the field of permissible genome editing research. This workshop aims to explore the concepts of limits …

A Question of Life, December 10, 2021

The Global Observatory aims to expand the conversations around concepts and norms concerning human life and dignity. Where human life begins and how lives become worthy of state protection are in flux around the world. Abortion struggles in Latin America have created conceptual and political resources that allow us to delve more deeply into these …

Democratic Imaginations at the Frontiers of Science and Technology, 16 April 2021

“Democratic Imaginations at the Frontiers of Science and Technology,” with panelists Andrew Jewett, Marcy Darnovsky, Andrew Feenberg, and Jenny Reardon, and moderators Sheila Jasanoff and J. Benjamin Hurlbut, was held on April 16, 2021. Panelist biographies Andrew Jewett has taught at several leading universities, including a decade at Harvard and three years at Boston College …

Genome Editing and Human Dignity: Comparative Perspectives, September 10-11 2020

With generous support from the Robert Bosch Academy in Berlin, this series of meetings launched the work of the Global Observatory for Genome Editing. The purpose: to seek input and advice from an international group of distinguished scholars, scientists, legal experts, policy practitioners, and civil society representatives who will inform the initial agenda for the …

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