Rewriting DNA: Big Returns from Gene Editing

April 19, 2016

Rewriting DNA: Big Returns from Gene Editing 2016-04-28T19:09:42+00:00

Directions and Parking Map

Imagine cutting and pasting genes in DNA, just like editing words in a document on a computer. CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing technology does just that, making it possible to replace genetic material with a simpler, cheaper, more precise method than ever before. Dubbed “the biggest biotech discovery of the century” supporters of CRISPR call out benefits such as potential cures for diseases like cancer, malaria, and cystic fibrosis; increased crop yields;  and correcting genetic defects. Opponents raise ethical concerns citing the law of unintended consequences, designer babies, and interspecies organ transplants.

With the market for gene editing expected to reach $3.5 billion by 2019, the stakes for companies, scientists, and entrepreneurs are high with battles already being waged over patents. Notably, pharmaceutical companies are jumping in to protect their interests, too. Will the winner take all? Can CRISPR eradicate viruses like AIDS and Zika? Can science truly control genetics?

Find out on April 19, 2016 at SRI during a lively panel discussion with leading experts.

Moderator:
Ted Driscoll, Parther & Digital Healthcare Lead, Claremont Creek Ventures

Panelists:
Riley Doyle, CEO & Technical Lead, Desktop Genetics
Edward Lanphier, President & CEO, Sangamo BioSciences
Jenny Rooke, PhD & Managing Director, 5 Prime Ventures

PowerPoint Presentation

 

OUR PLATINUM SPONSORS

Panasonic
PWC
Sidley
SRI International
 

OUR GOLD SPONSORS

1Law

McDonalds
McDonalds
TechCode
 

OUR SILVER SPONSORS

Gallo
Umunhum Brewing