The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine
HUMAN GENE-EDITING INITIATIVE

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A major component of the National Academy of Sciences and the National Academy of Medicine's Human Gene-Editing Initiative is an international summit that took place December 1-3 in Washington, D.C. Co-hosted with the Chinese Academy of Sciences and the U.K.'s Royal Society, the summit convened experts from around the world to discuss the scientific, ethical, and governance issues associated with human gene-editing research. 

After these three days of thoughtful discussion, the organizing committee for the summit issued a statement on human gene-editing research and its potential applications, including uses that could alter the human germline. Read the statement, as well as a response from the presidents of the four summit co-hosts.

► Agenda
► Bios of Organizing Committee, Speakers, and Moderators
► Slide Presentations
► Commissioned papers based on summit presentations
► Recorded Video Webcast Day 1 | Day 2 | Day 3
► Summit Photos
► Meeting Summary

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Questions about the initiative? E-mail us at geneediting@nas.edu.