What does the public expect from genome editing in life-sciences?

Welcome to the online launch event of the findings of the ORION public dialogue on genome editing on 11 March at 14:00-16:00 CET. The public dialogues, which were conducted in the Czech Republic, Germany, Sweden and the UK during 2019/2020 sought to explore public attitudes to fundamental life sciences research when revolutionary genome editing technologies are used in order to understand when and how to engage audiences with emerging technologies. The public dialogue also sought to understand how public engagement strategies might differ between countries.

EU-LIFE is an associated partner of the ORION project and several of the EU-LIFE institutes were part of the public dialogueThe public dialogue was a collaboration between the following ORION partners the Babraham Institute (Cambridge, UK), the Max Delbrück Centre for Molecular Medicine (Berlin, Germany), the Central European Institute of Technology (Brno, Czech Republic) and VA Public & Science (Stockholm, Sweden) and was conducted by Ipsos MORI on behalf of the ORION project.

The preliminary programme for the event:

  • Introduction to ORION project

  • Overview ORION public dialogue on genome editing

  • Main project findings and findings per country

  • Similarities and differences across countries

  • Personal experiences: Researchers perspectives on participating in the dialogue

  • Conclusions and recommendation

Join this online event on 11 March at 14:00-16:00 CET to learn about public attitudes towards genome editing in research, when and how to engage, the similarities and differences across countries and discuss with us how public dialogue can contribute to inform strategies and the wider responsible research and innovation global efforts. 

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For more information about this event please get in touch with Emma Martinez, Public Engagement Officer at the Babraham Institute.



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