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Genome Editing and the Future of Farming

September 6, 2016 @ 9:30 am - 5:00 pm


On the 6th September, leaders in the field of livestock genetics will gather at The Roslin Institute where they will discuss the future of farming and the implications of Genome Engineering. A series of talks and panel discussion sessions will examine the global scene and case studies from academia and industry, highlighting the opportunities and challenges in the field

New genetic techniques are improving our understanding of biological processes and genetic conditions, and are leading to novel treatment options and disease prevention methods.

Using these techniques to improve crops and livestock will contribute to address the pressing global challenge of food security. This one day event will bring together people from academia, industry and regulatory bodies to discuss the emerging challenges, inform future policy decisions to ensure that the potential socio-economic benefits of this research can be achieved.

The National Institutes would like to thank the OECD Co-operative Research Programme: Biological Resource Management for Sustainable Agricultural Systems (www.oecd.org/agriculture/crp) who have kindly sponsored this event.



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Who should attend? 

Researchers in academia or industry and policy makers with interests in food security and the livestock sector, particularly in the genetic techniques to improve livestock and the regulatory issues surrounding these new technologies.

Travel and accommodation

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September 6, 2016
9:30 am - 5:00 pm


National Institutes of Biosciences
Organizing committee:
David Hume
Bruce Whitelaw
Helen Sang
Monica Hoyos-Flight
Emilie Brady


The Roslin Institute
The University of Edinburgh
Edinburgh, EH25 9RG United Kingdom
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