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ESRC Festival: The role of social sciences in innovation

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Climate change, food security and animal welfare, are important issues for everyone. The possibility of altering the DNA of animals and plants offers new opportunities to meet the nutritional needs of the world’s population and reduce the environmental impact of agriculture. Do the benefits of gene editing technologies outweigh the risks? The public’s acceptance (or not) of these technologies greatly influences how they are regulated and developed. This event will provide an opportunity for the public to engage with the scientific and social science research around these technologies and consider if/how to make them a reality.

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