Off to Munich to take part in a retreat organized by KIT ITAS, Institute for Technology Assessment.

“In the retreat (Klausurwoche 13-17th march 2017) we, KIT-ITAS, were looking for non-obvious applications of genome editing technology, with a strong focus on CRISPR methods. Due to the unsurpassed speed with which the foundational research discovery of the bacterial innate immunity mechanisms transformed into a technology, technology assessment has to turn into science assessment. Inspired by Paul Feyerabends science epistemiology, we invited experts from outside the academic field to allow for new perspectives. “