Industry News: The CRISPR Revolution: Changing Life

Learn from the latest research trends in this gene editing conference

02 Mar 2018

The CRISPR revolution: Changing life will bring together experts from industry, academia and government to discuss the current state-of-the art in the use of the CRISPR/Cas9 system to understand biological pathways, to create cellular and animal models of disease, to develop improved agricultural crops and farm animals and to create new human therapies to correct somatic gene defects that lead to disease.

Following rapid advances in the research laboratory, the field is beginning to witness the first commercial applications of CRISPR/Cas9. This meeting will address the technical, regulatory and ethical challenges associated with the commercialization of CRISPR-modified crop and animal species, and with the development of novel gene therapies created using genome editing technologies.

The conference is part of the Royal Society's Transforming our Future conferences in the life sciences, supported by AstraZeneca. This conference series was launched to address the major scientific and technical challenges of the next decade and beyond. Each conference will focus on one topic and will seek to cover key issues, including:

  • The current state of the key industry sectors involved
  • The position of the UK and how it can benefit from the technology
  • The future direction of research
  • The challenges faced in turning research into commercial success
  • The skills base needed to deliver major economic scientific advances
  • The wider social and economic impacts

Attending this event

This open event is intended for participants from industry, academia and government who have an interest in genome editing.
For more information, visit The Royal Society.