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Gene editing in Aotearoa: Schools’ workshops

21 March | Christchurch


Gene editing in Aotearoa

Royal Society Te Apārangi is convening a multi-disciplinary panel to consider the potential uses and implications of Gene editing in Aotearoa.

Our first two discussion papers were released late 2017 on Healthcare and Pest Control.

This panel is hosting a series of workshops to receive feedback from stakeholders considering the social, ethical, cultural, legal, scientific and economic challenges of gene editing technology for New Zealand.



Gene editing in Aotearoa: Schools’ workshops 

As a part of this investigation, Royal Society Te Apārangi recognises that school students have questions, opinions and concerns about gene editing and invites Y12 and Y13 students and their teachers (of any and all disciplines) to attend and take part in a Schools’ workshop.

To participate, students and teachers are to consider and be prepared to respond to the following questions:

•            Should gene editing form part of our healthcare options?

•            Should gene editing be part of New Zealand’s tool box for pest control?


Schools offering AS91602, AS91607 and or AS91601 may find these workshops of particular interest.


If you and/or your class are interested in taking part, please confirm your availability ASAP. Places are limited.


Date and time

Christchurch | Tait Technology Centre, Kauri Room, Wednesday 21 March



Check out CREST and Gene editing in Aotearoa



Royal Society Te Apārangi


Tait Technology Centre, Kauri Room

3:30pm Wed 21 March, 2018 - 5:00pm Wed 21 March, 2018