Building our Biofuture: Policy issues and opportunities for next generation biotechnologies

Panel 1 – Human health innovation and resilience

Apr 22, 2024 | 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM


Synthetic biology is already revolutionising the field of health, whether by enabling customized treatments, novel vaccines, or new diagnostic tools. Yet even more innovations are to come, driven by new advancements in gene editing and the convergence with digital technologies like artificial intelligence. This panel will explore some of the technical and policy challenges (such as affordability, access, or and fragmented and complex regulation) which must be tackled responsibly to harness the power of synthetic biology and gene drives for saving lives.