The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine
HUMAN GENE-EDITING INITIATIVE

 

Information-Gathering Meeting for the Planning Committee

Organizing the International Summit on Human Gene Editing

Convened by:
The Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), The Royal Society (RS), 

The U.S. National Academy of Sciences (NAS), and The U.S. National Academy of Medicine (NAM)

Lecture Room
National Academy of Sciences Building
2101 Constitution Avenue, NW
Washington, D.C. 20418

Held on October 5, 2015
 

  

 

Agenda for Open Session

9:00 Welcome, Introductions, and Purpose of Today’s Meeting

David Baltimore, Summit Planning Committee Chair, California Institute of Technology

9:15 Session 1: Background and Historical Perspective on Embryo and Gene Manipulation

Speaker:
Robin Lovell-Badge, The Francis Crick Institute

9:50 Discussion with the Summit Planning Committee and the Advisory Group for NAS/NAM Initiative on Human Gene Editing

10:30 Break

10:45 Session 2: Gene Editing Technologies

Speakers:
Jennifer Doudna, University of California, Berkeley
George Church, Harvard Medical School
Feng Zhang, Broad Institute of Harvard and Massachusetts Institute of Technology

11:30 Discussion with the Summit Planning Committee and the Advisory Group for NAS/NAM Initiative on Human Gene Editing

12:00 Lunch

1:00 Session 3: Measuring Off-Target Events, Efficiency, and Utility

Speakers:
Richard Frock, Harvard University
Chad Cowan, Harvard University
Fyodor Urnov, Sangamo Biosciences

1:45 Discussion with the Summit Planning Committee and the Advisory Group for NAS/NAM Initiative on Human Gene Editing

2:15 Break

2:30 Session 4: Overview of Chinese Gene Editing Research and Policy

Speakers:
Duanqing Pei, Guangzhou Institutes of Biomedicine and Health, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Qi Zhou, Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences

3:00 Discussion with the Summit Planning Committee and the Advisory Group for NAS/NAM Initiative on Human Gene Editing

3:30 Break

3:45 Session 5: Approaches to Treat, Avoid, and Prevent Genetic Disease

Speakers:
Nancy Wexler, Columbia University
George Daley, Boston Children’s Hospital and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute 

4:15 Discussion with the Summit Planning Committee and the Advisory Group for NAS/NAM Initiative on Human Gene Editing

4:45 Public Comments

5:30 ADJOURN OPEN SESSION