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Black Lives Matter.

Editing Nature stands in solidarity with all Black, Indigenous and People of Color protesting their right to life and their right to live free of fear, discrimination, and violence.

Our mission at Editing Nature is to create fair processes that empower all voices so together we can create a more just and healthy future. We vow to do everything in our power and privilege to fight along structurally oppressed communities to dismantle white supremacy and discriminatory structures and systems that are killing people, our environment, our democracies and our collective humanity. 

See our guiding organizational values here

Malaria eradicated?  Coral protected?  Species resurrected?  

Around the world, projects are underway to genetically engineer wild species for public health and environmental conservation.

The irresponsible release of a genetically engineered organism into the wild  - or a refusal to explore this technology's potential - could imperil both human and environmental health.

How should these decisions be made?

And more importantly, who decides?

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Our Approach


Inform. We provide access to comprehensive and balanced data, stories, and expertise. Check out the library. 

Convene. We build communities and create spaces for interdisciplinary and cross-cultural discussions. Attend our events

Advocate. We speak out for responsible technology development and effective + equitable regulatory oversight. Learn about our policy recommendations here.


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At Editing Nature, we are committed to: 

1.  Providing balanced, comprehensive, and accurate information.

2.  Creating a safe, welcoming, and open community for the exploration of ideas.

3.  Actively countering systemic inequality and injustice and dismantling systemic injustice, inequity, and structures of white supremacy.

4.  Recognizing our responsibility to all human and nonhuman life - past, present, and future.

5.  Continuous learning and humility.

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At Editing Nature we do not advocate for or against any genetic technology, only for inclusive decision-making processes to steer their responsible usage.​

Our Approach
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Dinny Nolan Tjampitjinpa 

Water Dreaming at Mikanji - 1988.

Courtesy of the Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History.

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Our Voice.  Editing Nature articles and features.

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The Library. A collection of essays, articles, podcasts, videos and more about the technologies, their governance, and the ethics.

Editing Nature founder, Natalie Kofler discusses gene editing and environmental ethics at the UN Convention on Biological Diversity in Sharm El Sheik Egypt, November 2018.

Our Community

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A monthly reading group designed to forge common ground through the complexities of genetic technologies and the environment.

Tuesday, April 6, 2021

4 pm EST on Zoom w/Riley Taitingfong

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To contact us with suggestions, potential collaborations, or for media requests and speaking engagement inquiries please email our founding director Natalie Kofler

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