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Lehigh Valley Symposium on CRISPR Implementation and Ethics (LV-SCIE)

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Registration is now open for the Lehigh Valley Symposium on CRISPR Implementation and Ethics (LV-SCIE)! It is an interdisciplinary gathering of scientists, humanists, researchers, students, and members of the Lehigh Valley community to discuss the implications of the CRISPR-Cas9 gene-editing technology. The LV-SCIE will take place on Saturday, Sept 17, 2022 at Lafayette College.

The day-long symposium includes presentations by students and faculty, including two high-profile keynote speakers; a facilitated discussion between speakers and attendees; and an interdisciplinary, student poster session. Students, please feel free to present a poster on your work in any field or discipline! Posters do not need to be CRISPR-related. Free poster printing will be made available at Lafayette College after abstract submission! 

Keynote speakers include biochemist Dr. Sam Sternberg, former PhD student of Nobel Laureate Jennifer Doudna, and sociologist Dr. Rina Bliss, expert on the social significance of emerging genetic sciences and author of Race Decoded and Social by Nature.

While the symposium will focus on the scientific background and ethical implications of the CRISPR technology, it also provides a space for engaging with complex problems through scholarly communication, collaboration, and understanding across (and beyond) disciplinary boundaries.

Please email Prof. Heidi Hendrickson ( if you have any questions! We hope to see you there!