WHO: Jeffrey Kahn, PhD, MPHDirector, Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of BioethicsLevi Professor of Bioethics and Public Policy, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Committee Member, NAS Human Gene Editing Initiative

Committee Chair, NAM Ethical and Social Policy Considerations of Novel Techniques for Prevention of Maternal Transmission of Mitochondrial DNA Diseases

WHAT: Report Release, Human Genome Editing: Science, Ethics, and GovernanceProf. Kahn was one of four committee members who participated in the public briefing on the report February 14, 2017.


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