Prof. Devon Peña Speaks on Indigenous Sovereignty and Gene-Editing Technologies

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Prof. Devon Peña

CRISPRCon 2020: Indigenous perspectives on gene editing in health and agriculture (in partnership with the Native BioData Consortium)
September 3, 2020, 3-4:30 p.m. Eastern
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Panel abstract. Indigenous perspectives on genomic research and gene editing encompass a range of considerations of potential risks and benefits in applications of health, agriculture, and the environment. Of particular concern are sovereignty, control, access, and benefit sharing with respect to traditional knowledge, Indigenous data, and biological and cultural resources. This session will explore Indigenous viewpoints from a variety of geographies, considering current concerns and envisioning opportunities for more equitable Indigenous futures.

Keolu Fox, Assistant Professor, University of California San Diego
Māui Hudson, Associate Professor, University of Waikato
Calandra McCool, Associate Attorney, Big Fire Law & Policy Group
Devon Peña, Founder/President, The Acequia Institute and Professor, University of Washington
Moderator: Krystal Tsosie, Co-Founder, Native BioData Consortium

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