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Can gene editing save the world?
Editing the human genome and designer babies are rarely out of the media, but gene editing could also contribute to solving some of the most pressing issues facing society. The panel will discuss the technique’s potential to help in the fight against diseases, like malaria, and improve our global food security, as well as wider implications of editing genomes.
Chaired by Prof Melanie Welham, BBSRC
Professor Wendy Harwood, John Innes Centre
Professor Huw Jones, University of Aberyswyth
Dr Tony Nolan, Imperial College London
Dr Donald Bruce, Edinethics