Location & dates Large Operon, EMBL Heidelberg, Germany 15 Oct 2017
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Sunday, 15 October 2017
13:10 Busses leave from downtown
14:00–14:05    Welcome Remarks
Halldor Stefansson, EMBL Heidelberg, Germany


Barbara Prainsack, King’s College London, United Kingdom

From blunt instrument to precision tool? The history and future of genetic modification
Andy Greenfield, Medical Research Council Harwell, United Kingdom

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From rare diseases to tailored cancer therapy - how genome editing is changing healthcare
Lars Steinmetz, EMBL Heidelberg, Germany

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Coffee break


As much as necessary, but no more: policy implications for responsible regulation of applications of gene-editing technologies
Michele Garfinkel, EMBO, Germany

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The Ethics of Genome Editing and Human Reproduction
Karen Yeung, King’s College London, United Kingdom

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17:05–18:00 Open discussion
18:00 Busses leave to downtown