The Genome Editing Revolution
Tuesday, May 02, 2017
7:00 p.m.
54 W. Chicago Avenue
Free Admission / English


With Prof. Agnès Ricroch, AgroParisTech and Penn State University

In 1990, the European Union adopted its first regulatory framework on Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs). As a result, commercial cultivation of GM crops is minimal in the EU. Nonetheless, the EU remains a major importer of soybean, corn, and rapeseed GM products. New genome-editing technologies have emerged as a way to meet agricultural challenges and present different regulatory issues. Agnès Ricroch will review all the recent applications of this technology and how it will change our everyday lives.

Followed by Q&A with the audience and a wine and cheese reception.

This program is possible thanks to the support of the Scientific Mission of the Consulate General of France in Chicago.

For reservation information call: (312) 337-1070
Please note that registrations for cultural programs are non-refundable.

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