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Environmental Factors in Gene Regulation
16 November 2016 9.50am-5pm Royal Society, 6-9 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1Y 5AG
The environmental factors discussed at this conference generally exert their effects through the complex regulatory landscape of gene expression... [Read More]
Rethinking the Ethics of Embryo Research: Genome Editing, 14 Days and Beyond
07 December 2016 9.30am-5pm (conference), 5pm-6pm (drinks reception) Institute of Child Health, University College London, 30 Guilford Street, London WC1N 1EH
The Progress Educational Trust's Annual Conference, with speakers including Professor Magdalena Zernicka-Goetz (leader of research in which human embryos were cultured in vitro for 13 days), Dr Kathy Niakan (first researcher licensed by the UK regulator to use genome editing on human embryos), Lord George Carey (former Archbishop of Canterbury), Baroness Mary Warnock (who oversaw the Warnock Report) and Professor Sir Ian Wilmut (creator of Dolly the sheep)... [Read More]
Multidisciplinary PGD: Redesigning the Patient Pathway
13 January 2017  Roben's Suite, Guy's Hospital, London SE1 9RT
New for 2017, this 1.5-day course will discuss more complex issues in preimplantation genetic diagnosis through a series of general talks, presentations and breakout workshops... [Read More]

Published by the Progress Educational Trust
Preserving Sperm, Eggs and Embryos

FREE event
25 October 2016


Genome Editing, 14 Days and Beyond

Public Conference
7 December 2016

Speakers include

Professor Magdalena Zernicka-Goetz

Dr Kathy Niakan

Professor Sir Ian Wilmut

Lord George Carey

Baroness Mary Warnock

Dr Simon Fishel

Professor Bruce Whitelaw

Professor Alison Murdoch

Professor David Jones

Professor Sarah Franklin

Professor Stephen Wilkinson


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