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Mindset panel discussion: Healing the genome – the ascent of designer humans

Dear young scientists,

The Life Science Zurich Young Scientist Network cordially invites you to the second Mindset panel discussion: Healing the genome – the ascent of designer humans.

When? June 8th 17h 

Where?  Aula RAA G01 at the UZH center

Many gene therapy trials have been initiated in the past 2 decades and gene therapies are becoming increasingly promising due to revolutionary advances in gene editing technologies. But what is possible with these technologies? What are the challenges and pitfalls? What is allowed and ethically justified? Is there a legal framework to support these new technologies?

Come and join this intellectually stimulating discussion and debate with our experts:


Prof. Martin Jinek, Biochemistry University of Zurich, co-discoverer of CRISPR-CAS9

Dr. Tanja Krones, Head clinical ethics committee University hospital Zurich

Prof. Pascal Meylan, Microbiology University of Lausanne, former chair SECB (Swiss Expert Committee for Biosafety)

Jörn Aldag, Chairman Molecular Partners AG (CH), Member of the board of directors Unum Therapeutics Inc. (USA), serial entrepreneur biotechnology and gene therapy

Sincerely yours,

The Mindset organization team

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