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The United Nations Commission on Science and Technology for Development (CSTD) provides foresight and draws attention to emerging and disruptive technologies.

We partner with the CSTD team to help increase global awareness and understanding of the most impactful scientific advancements. For example, two areas of keen interest are CRISPR gene editing and proteomics.


We worked with Doudna Lab and the Innovative Genomics Institute in Berkeley to produce educational content for a high-profile gene editing discussion during the twenty-second session of the United Nations Commission on Science and Technology for Development (CSTD).

Through a series of videos, Dialogue opinion editorial, and the placement of a noted EU-based genome engineering researcher, the UNCSTD session and a global audience learned how CRISPR technology can improve our health.


“The concerns highlighted by the 17 SDGs are complicated and interconnected. However, many of these seemingly intractable problems could be lessened or even eradicated by the appropriate use of a breakthrough genome editing technology called CRISPR-Cas9.”

Dr. Jennifer Doudna – Co-inventor of CRISPR-Cas genome editing in CSTD Dialogue op-ed



We assisted Nautilus Biotechnology Chief Scientist Parag Mallick to develop a Dialogue piece titled “Why proteins may help solve existential crises in healthcare, food security, and climate.”

The goal? The educate the public about how greater understanding of proteomics can accelerate the life sciences, provide a better understanding of how cells work, and move us closer toward a more sustainable existence.


“Understanding how tens of millions of protein molecules work together to form the basis of life and give rise to thriving people and ecosystems will enable us to invent new technologies that address these global crises, make significant progress toward the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, and build a healthier and more equitable world.”

Dr. Parag Mallick – Chief Scientist, Nautilus Biotechnology in CSTD Dialogue op-ed

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