Boston University Law Review Online Symposium: Rewriting Nature: The Future of Genome Editing and How to Bridge the Gap Between Law and Science
- Starts: 9:00 am on Friday, November 5, 2021
- Ends: 5:00 pm on Friday, November 5, 2021
History will mark the twenty-first century as the dawn of the age of precise genetic manipulation. Breakthroughs in genome editing are poised to enable humankind to fundamentally transform life on Earth. Those familiar with genome editing understand its potential to revolutionize civilization in ways that surpass the impact of the discovery of electricity and the development of gunpowder, the atomic bomb, or the Internet. Significant questions regarding how society should promote or hinder genome editing loom large in the horizon. And it is up to humans to decide the fate of this powerful technology. Please join the Boston University Law Review Online for a virtual and thought-provoking, interdisciplinary symposium on Rewriting Nature: The Future of Genome Editing and How to Bridge the Gap Between Law and Science (Cambridge University Press 2021) to discuss the complex legal, scientific, policy, ethical, political, economic, and social issues concerning this emerging technology.