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Gene editing resources

Review the following resources to learn more about the advances occurring in gene editing, explaining historic and current methods for modifying genetic material and how the new gene editing technologies are already being used around the world.


Cover Gene editing evidence update

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Gene editing infographic maori 183x255

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Animation on gene editing

Resources panel

Royal Society Te Apārangi would like to thank the following people for their contribution on creating these resources: 

Expert reference group: Professor Barry Scott FRSNZ, Professor Peter Dearden, Associate Professor Peter Fineran, Professor Neil Gemmell, Professor Emily Parker, and Professor Andrew Allan.

International reviewers: Associate Professor Rodolphe Barrangou, Dr Sue Meek, Dr Thomas Joseph Higgins, and Dr Gaetan Burgio

Expert contributors: Dr Jane Alison, Dr Donna Bond, Dr Rowland Burdon FRSNZ, Dr John Caradus FRSNZ, Dr Revel Drummond, Professor Stephen Goldson FRSNZ, Dr Goetz Laible, Associate Professor Richard Macknight, Dr Elspeth MacRae, Mr John McEwan FRSNZ, Dr Shahista Nisa, Dr Grant Smith, Professor Hamish Spencer FRSNZ, Dr Robert Weinkove.

Gene editing panel discussions

Listen to all panel discussions from our 2017 Prestigious Speakers series on gene editing.

Perfectly healthy: Disease-free by technology?

Kim Hill (MC), Josephine Johnston, Peter Fineran, Colin Gavaghan, Jennie Harré Hindmarsh

Listen onlineEditing our Genes: Medical Issues

Making babies: You, me and gene editing?

Kim Hill (MC), Josephine Johnston, Mary Birdsall, Māui Hudson, Andrew Shelling

Listen onlineEditing our Genes: Fertility and Human Reproduction

More for all: Nature by design?

Kim Hill (MC), Josephine Johnston, Julie Everett-Hincks, Kevin Prime, William Rolleston

Listen onlineEditing our Genes: Agriculture

Editing them out: The end for pests?

Kim Hill (MC), Josephine Johnston, Andrea Byrom, Kevin Hackwell, Jan Hania

Listen onlineEditing our Genes: Pest Control

Other gene editing resources

International reviews

New Zealand regulation