Royal Irish Academy Hosts Briefing on latest EASAC Report21 June 2017
DownloadsEASAC Report: Genome Editing: Scientific Opportunities, Public Interests and Policy Options in the European Union Professor Rima’s presentation
The Academy hosted a Breakfast Briefing on the latest EASAC report on "Genome Editing- Scientific Opportunities, Public Interests, and Policy Options in the European Union"
The Royal Irish Academy Policy and International Relations Unit hosted a Breakfast Briefing on "Genome Editing- Scientific Opportunities, Public Interests, and Policy Options in the European Union" on the 15th of June 2017. Professor Rima, of Queens University Belfast and the RIA expert nominee to the EASAC Genome Editing Project Group, delivered the briefing. The session was attended by Academy members, scientists, early career researchers, policymakers and other stakeholders. The session focused on the findings in the report and the recommendations regarding cross-cutting issues and and public engagement. A lively discussion ensued amongst the attendees with much philosophical and scientific debate of the issues. A wide variety of views were put forward and discussed in what turned out to be a fascinating debate of the varying perspectives on this issue.
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