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The International Summit On Gene Editing (2030)

Since 2012, scientists have begun utilizing CRISPR/Cas9 technology to disable, or even substitute existing DNA. Once thought impossible, these processes have allowed humanity to assist in preventing genetic diseases and learn more than ever believed; however, scientists are beginning to push the limits of genetic editing, requiring explicit guidelines to be set, as well as define the future for genetic manipulation. Like all research, discoveries require substantial finances, yet at the same time, results from further experimentation will undoubtedly lead to lucrative practices. CRISPR/Cas9 is advancing at a rapid rate; without immediate action, the human species will face drastic consequences in the name of science. Set in the year 2030, delegates in this committee will represent scientific, financial, and other parties in the International Summit on Human Gene Editing and ponder the ethics of genetic modification at all stages of life facing the futuristic possibilities of this technology, as well as establish regulations for scientists to experiment with lab-made CRISPR/Cas9 systems.

For questions or concerns regarding this committee, please contact Alex Mansour at 23amansour@wpsstudents.org