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The Promise and Perils of Gene Editing

  • University of Ottawa, Desmarais Building 55 Laurier Avenue West, Rm 12102 Ottawa, ON, K1R Canada (map)


ISSP-RCIScience Lecture Series: Intersection of Science, Society and Policy

The Institute for Science, Society and Policy and the Royal Canadian Institute for Science are delighted to invite you to the first public panel on the impact of emerging science and technology innovations on society. This panel will focus on gene editing technology and discuss how CRISPR works, who should be able to edit genes and where this technology could take us.


ISSP - Centered at the University of Ottawa, the Institute for Science, Society and Policy carries out research, teaching and public outreach on the relationship between society and science, innovation and technology.

RCIS - The Royal Canadian Institute for Science (RCIScience) is a platform for public engagement with leading scientists to foster and expand science dialogue in communities. Our platform online, in formal talks, informal discussions and in print, provides access to leading science for all Canadians.


Dr. Monica Gattinger, Director, Institute for Science, Society and Policy, University of Ottawa

Opening remarks:

Dr. Mona Nemer, Chief Science Advisor of Canada


  • Dr. Rob Annan, Vice President, Public Affairs and Communications at Genome Canada

  • Dr. Jennifer Kuzma, Fulbright Visiting Research Chair in Science and Society, ISSP, University of Ottawa (Distinguished Professor, North Carolina State University)

  • Dr. Janet Rossant, Senior Scientist, Developmental & Stem Cell Biology, SickKids/University of Toronto

Closing Remarks:

Helle Tosine, Past Board Chair, Royal Canadian Institute for Science

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Earlier Event: February 25
Whose Genome is it Anyway?