The Open Responsible research and Innovation to further Outstanding Knowledge (ORION), a 4-year project from the European Union’s Horizon 2020, organises on the 11th of March an event on the public expectation for genome editing in life-sciences. This event will take place online from 14.00 to 16.00 CET.

The aim of this event is to launch the findings of the ORION public dialogue on genome edition. This event will explore the findings from the public dialogue conducted in different European countries (Czech Republic, Germany, Sweden, and UK) in 2019-2020.

The research investigated the public attitudes to fundamental life sciences, research, and in this specific example, the know-how of revolutionary genome editing technologies and how these are used to engage audiences with emerging technologies.

The online launch will cover the following key points:

  • Public attitudes towards genome editing in research
  • When and how to engage
  • Similarities and differences across countries
  • Interactive discussion on how public dialogue can contribute to inform strategies
  • Responsible research and innovation global efforts

Additional background on the event:

The public dialogue was in collaboration with the Babraham Institute (UK), the Max Delbrück Centre for Molecular Medicine (Germany), the Central European Institute of Technology (Czech Republic) and VA Public & Science (Sweden), and was conducted by Ipsos MORI on behalf of ORION.

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