The GWG2021 Conference will be uniquely focused to highlight the newest gene editing science, it’s impact on stakeholders and communication to the lay public. Staying informed is important: a fact that is underscored by the COVID pandemic. Our goal is to provide a method to advocate for an informed population by hearing from the public most affected by advances in gene editing as well as the scientists making these advances happen. Thus, we’re inviting patients, farmers and other agriculture specialists, ethicists, regulators and more.
While we adapt to change unfolding at top speed, dealing with economic, health, and logistical crises – we must resist the urge to simply hit the brakes. We believe in empowering our membership to communicate complex topics with clarity, authenticity, and humility. We must foster scientific change-makers who are not only well-informed, but who have the necessary tools and skills to communicate our findings with the broader public. Communication of this kind is necessary not only to drive learning, but also to help shape the very fabric of our societies and cultures. For this reason, we are also inviting experts in science communication to help us synthesize topics.
The CRISPR Journal is the only peer-reviewed publication dedicated to the science and applications of gene editing. Spearheaded by Editor-in-Chief Rodolphe Barrangou, PhD and aided by a diverse and accomplished editorial board, the Journal provides a high-profile forum for cutting-edge international original research papers, as well as a compelling mixture of frontmatter content— review articles, perspectives, profiles, and commentary spanning not only matters of research but the many social, ethical, and business issues confronting the field. The CRISPR Journal centralizes essential information and analysis on this revolutionary technology in a single location with the aim of solidifying and growing the community of innovative researchers, practitioners, policymakers, and activists who make up the field of gene editing.
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