To help create a future where biotechnology is guided by many, and not a few
Editing Nature is deeply rooted in values of respect, humility, scientific rigor, and care for our planet. Our cross-disciplinary and cross-cultural approach catalyzes big ideas to drive impact and change - allowing for a diversity of voices to co-create a healthy and just future.
At Editing Nature we work to ensure a diversity of inputs and perspectives inform decisions to genetically engineer the wild. We support technologists, regulators, and the public in making informed decisions about shared environments.
To enhance technology development by aligning design with public need.
To bolster regulatory processes through the inclusion of broad inputs and meaningful public engagement.
To build community by providing balanced information and building trust across differences.
We host and moderate public events and deliberative forums to explore BIG questions:
What is natural? How do we promote inclusive science? Do we have a moral obligation to preserve biodiversity? What does a healthy planet look like? Who decides?
The 2017 Editing Nature Summit convened interdisciplinary experts in ecology, genetics, evolutionary biology, architecture, policy, journalism, theology, and governance to explore implications of new gene editing technologies like CRISPR and their environmental implications. Watch Here!
GENERATE KNOWLEDGE & IDEAS
Our research and projects inform thought and generate change by supporting inclusive science, integrated deliberation, and responsible innovation. We share ideas through scholarly articles, mass media, website content, and video.
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Editing Nature: We Can, but Should We?
James Collins, 2017 Editing Nature Summit Keynote Address
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CATALYZE IMPACT-DRIVEN SOLUTIONS
We partner with communities, institutions, governments, and technologists to guide responsible use of proposed genetic technologies or to explore whether a genetic technology could provide a new solution for a problem.