GP-write: A Grand Challenge
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GP-write: A Grand Challenge

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New York Genome Center

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GP-write: A Grand Challenge Using DNA Synthesis, Gene Editing and Other Technologies to Understand, Engineer and Test Living Systems


Hosted by: Jef Boeke, George Church, Andrew Hessel and Nancy J Kelley


In May, 2016, more than 130 scientists, industry leaders, ethicists and policy makers steeped in human biology, health and synthetic biology came together in Boston for an organizing meeting for GP-write. This meeting focused on the design and technical issues, ethical and social issues and industry involvement around testing large genomes in cell lines.

The May meeting attracted a great deal of thought and interest, especially after the issuance of a Press Release and online publication of a Commentary about the project in Science on June 2, 2016. The meeting and Commentary were covered by 195 news outlets worldwide.

To date, nearly 200 scientists from over 100 institutions/companies in 14 countries have expressed interest in participating in GP-write and several countries have expressed a willingness to provide financial support for the project. Just last month, Nature cited HGP-write as a “project to watch” in 2017.

Join us as we convene in New York for the 2017 GP-write meeting. The meeting will feature discussions about roadmaps for the project including scientific direction, technology development, ethical, social and legal engagement, standards and infrastructure development amongst others. Scientific topics will include the introduction and discussion of new Pilot Projects and the creation of an Industry Consortium.


MEETING AGENDA AND SPEAKERS

To be announced late February / early March.




HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS & TRAVEL ARRANGEMENTS

Attendees are responsible for making their own travel and lodging accommodations. Nearby hotels are:


Hilton Garden Inn Tribeca
39 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10013
212-966-4091
www.sohotribecahotelnyc.com


Sheraton Tribeca
370 Canal Street
New York, NY 10013
212-966-3400
www.sheratontribeca.com


Soho Grand Hotel
310 West Broadway
New York, NY 10013
212-965-3000
www.sohogrand.com

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