Newswise — Wilmington, Delaware, June 12, 2018 ­— The subject of TV news programs and magazine headlines, CRISPR gene editing technology is spearheading a biomedical revolution. Scientists are working to alter mosquito DNA to prevent malaria and modify pig organs for human transplant. The Gene Editing Institute of Christiana Care Health System is researching the use of CRISPR in lung cancer treatments.

But who owns CRISPR and its related technologies? Will insurance pay for gene editing procedures

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Newswise: Experts Address Ethical, Legal and Insurance Issues Surrounding CRISPR Gene Editing Technology

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Caption: Eric Kmiec, Ph.D., director of the Gene Editing Institute of the Helen F. Graham Cancer Center & Research Institute at Christiana Care Health System

Newswise: Experts Address Ethical, Legal and Insurance Issues Surrounding CRISPR Gene Editing Technology

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Caption: Speakers at the CRISPR 360 Gene Editing Symposium. From left: Bob Oakes, Esq., patent attorney with Fish & Richardson, Mark Greene, Ph.D., Research Director at the Center for Science, Ethics & Public Policy at the University of Delaware, Debra J. H. Mathews, Ph.D., MA, Assistant Director for Science Programs for the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics and Associate Professor in the Department of Pediatrics, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Edmund Pezalla, M.D., MPH, Ph.D., Founder and CEO of Enlightenment Bioconsult, Eric Kmiec, Ph.D., Director of the Gene Editing Institute of Christiana Care’s Helen F. Graham Cancer Center & Research Institute and Helen Stimson, president and CEO of the Delaware BioScience Association

Newswise: Experts Address Ethical, Legal and Insurance Issues Surrounding CRISPR Gene Editing Technology

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Caption: Eric Kmiec, Ph.D., interviews Edmund Pezalla, M.D., MPH, Ph.D., founder and CEO of Enlightenment Bioconsult, about insurance issues related to patient treatments that could use CRISPR gene editing

Newswise: Experts Address Ethical, Legal and Insurance Issues Surrounding CRISPR Gene Editing Technology

Credit: Christiana Care Health System

Caption: Eric Kmiec, Ph.D., interviews Debra J. H. Mathews, Ph.D., MA, assistant director for science programs for the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics and associate professor in the department of pediatrics at John Hopkins University School of Medicine, about ethical issues related to CRISPR gene editing technology

Newswise: Experts Address Ethical, Legal and Insurance Issues Surrounding CRISPR Gene Editing Technology

Credit: Christiana Care Health System

Caption: Video of Eric Kmiec, Ph.D., interviewing Bob Oakes, Esq., patent attorney from Fish & Richardson, about patent issues related to CRISPR gene editing technology