Research Week Gene Repair Forum: A discussion of science and ethics, May 14

Gene Repair Forum: A Discussion of Science and Ethics (May 14)

OHSU researchers have been at the forefront of gene repair techniques, including the first demonstration of the CRISPR technique to repair a disease-causing mutation in humans.

The international community, led in part by OHSU faculty, has called for a broad discussion on the implications and ethical uses of these techniques. How and when is it appropriate to carry out research with CRISPR and related techniques on human embryos? How should we regulate these techniques? How do we ensure all stakeholders’ voices are heard?


An OHSU-wide discussion
of science and ethics

Tuesday, May 14, 2019
5:30 to 7 p.m.
OHSU Auditorium
Research Week 2019, May 13-15

Join the Research Week organizing committee and OHSU Research and Innovation for a university-wide discussion of emerging gene repair technologies. Short scientific presentations will be followed by a panel discussion, including opportunities for audience questions.

Panelists include:

  • Kurt Freeman, Ph.D., ABPP, professor of pediatrics and director, Institute on Development and Disability, OHSU
  • Dana Braner, M.D., FAAP, FCCM, professor and chair, Department of Pediatrics, OHSU
  • Shoukhrat Mitalipov, Ph.D., professor, Oregon National Primate Research Center and Obstetrics and Gynecology, and director, Center for Embryonic Cell and Gene Therapy, OHSU
  • Paula Amato, M.D., associate professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, OHSU
  • Bryan Cwik, Ph.D., (panel moderator), assistant professor, Department of Philosophy and University Studies, Portland State University

Add the Gene Repair Forum to your calendar.

Questions? Email the Research Week Organizing Committee.


Responsible gene editing research is necessary now more than ever, Peter Barr-Gillespie, OHSU News, Nov. 30, 2018

Study verifies gene repair breakthrough, OHSU News, Aug. 8, 2018

Study in Nature demonstrates method for repairing genes in human embryos that prevents inherited diseases, OHSU News, Aug. 2, 2017

New research provides key insight about mitochondrial replacement therapy, OHSU News, Nov. 30, 2016

Recent media coverage of Shoukhrat Mitalipov’s and Paula Amato’s research

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