Friday, October 11, 2019

Donald Danforth Plant Science Center
975 North Warson Road
Olivette, MO 63132

Please RSVP by Monday, October 7, 2019

For more information, please contact Rachel Mance at rmance@wustl.edu or 314.935.6403

8:00 AM – Check-In

Beverages & light breakfast available.

8:30 AM – Welcome & Overview

Neil Richards, JD, MA
Washington University in St. Louis
Koch Distinguished Professor of Law
Co-Director, Cordell Institute for Policy in Medicine & Law

Jonathan Heusel, MD, PhD
Washington University in St. Louis
Professor of Pathology, and of Genetics
Co-Director, Cordell Institute for Policy in Medicine & Law

Session One: History (Lessons) & Current Practice (Promise and Risks)

History of Genetic Manipulation in Science

J. Benjamin (Ben) Hurlbut, PhD
Arizona State University
The Center for Bioethics and Human Dignity
Assistant Professor of Biology and Society

Landscape & Technical Considerations of CRISPR/Cas9

Robi D. Mitra, PhD
Washington University in St. Louis
Alvin Goldfarb Distinguished Professor of Computational Biology

Discussion
Facilitator: Jonathan W. Heusel, MD, PhD
Washington University in St. Louis

Morning Break

Session Two: Theological & Social Perspectives on Human Gene Editing

The Diversity of Religious Attitudes toward Human Gene Editing

James C. Peterson, MDiv, PhD
Roanoke College
Professor of Christian Ethics and
Director, Benne Center for Religion & Society

Public Attitudes and Societal Considerations for Human Gene Editing 

Megan Allyse, PhD
Mayo Clinic
Assistant Professor
Health Sciences Research

Discussion
Facilitator: Jessica Mozersky, PhD
Washington University in St. Louis

Lunch Session

S. Joshua Swamidass, MD, PhD
Washington University in St. Louis
Associate Professor, Pathology & Immunology
Associate Professor, Biomedical Engineering

Session Three:  A Practical Approach to Ethical Use of Gene Editing Technologies

Henry T. Greely, JD
Stanford University
Deane F. and Kate Edelman Johnson Professor of Law and Professor, by Courtesy, of Genetics

I. Glenn Cohen, JD
Harvard University
James A. Attwood and Leslie Williams Professor of Law
Faculty Director, Petri-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology & Bioethics

Discussion
Facilitator: Rachel Sachs, MPH, JD
Washington University in St. Louis

2:30 PM – Closing Remarks & Reception

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