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How do we increase global awareness and understanding of the impact of rapid technological change on sustainable development?


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 be a force for good.

“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

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