Written by: Stephen Hsu
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A mind of von Neumann’s inexorable logic had to understand and accept much that most of us do not want to accept and do not even wish to understand. This fact colored many of von Neumann’s moral judgments.
— Eugene Wigner, in John von Neumann (1903 – 1957), Year book of the American Philosophical Society (1958).
DEC 2015 NAS/NAM HUMAN GENE EDITING SUMMIT
In response to the recent widespread revolution in genome editing technology and the associated bioethical considerations, an Information Gathering Meeting for the Planning Committee Organizing the International Summit on Human Gene Editing was convened in Washington, DC, on Monday, October 5, 2015.
The event was part of the U.S. National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine’s Human Gene-Editing Initiative, and it was hosted an by the U.S. National Academy of Sciences (NAS), the U.S. National Academy of Medicine (NAM), the Chinese Academy of Sciences, and the Royal Society (the UK’s national academy of science).
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