Biotech Updates

The Promise of Genome Editing Tools to Advance Environmental Health Research

June 6, 2018

Recent developments in genome editing have opened the door for exploring biological mechanisms of health and disease. On January 10-11, 2018, the U.S. National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine's Standing Committee on Emerging Science for Environmental Health Decisions conducted a 2-day workshop to explore what role genome and epigenome editing tools could play in advancing environmental health research and decision-making. This month, they released the proceedings of the workshop which highlights the presentation and discussions. Get a copy from the National Academies Press.