Life Sciences Research for Lifelong Health

Cambridge Science Festival - Genome Editing Workshop


On Tuesday 13th March the Babraham Institute organised a discussion event “Genome Editing: How far should we go?” at the Espresso Library as part of the Cambridge Science Festival. The event started with a panel discussion, composed of Dr Peter Rugg-Gunn (Group Leader at Babraham Institute), Dr Kathy Liddell (Director of the Centre for Law, Medicine and Life Sciences at University of Cambridge), Nick Meade (Director of policy at Genetic Alliance UK) and Dr Alexander Maßmann (visiting fellow at the Faculty of Divinity at the University of Cambridge) and facilitated by James Brown (Education & Public Engagement Manager at the Biochemical Society).

Besides a panel discussion, the event contained of table discussions where the public discussed various questions around genome editing, supported by researcher from the Babraham Institute. Read Carolyn’s blog to learn more about the event.

The Babraham Institute is part of the ORION project, a 4 year project funded by the European Commission that aims to explore ways for institutes to open up the way they fund, organise and do research. As part of the project, Babraham Institute seeks new ways to further understand and implement engagement with the public on disruptive technologies, such as genome editing. Future public engagement events will be published on the events page.