Forum for Genetic Research

The forum promotes a differentiated and objective approach to new developments in genetic research. To this end, it provides scientific information on a broad spectrum of socially relevant topics and, on this basis, promotes the dialogue between research, politics and society.

The Forum is an interdisciplinary working group of the «Platform Science and Policy» of the Swiss Academy of Sciences.

Find out more about the Forum under “Portrait” and about our projects under “Topics”.


News from the Forum for Genetic Research

Plant breeding – from classical crossing to genome editing


News on genetic research and related fields:

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Logo CRISPRcon 2020
  • Lecture
  • Seminar
  • AR 72712

CRISPRcon 2020 - Virtual

*10 WEBINARS, 5 THEMES, 2 MONTHS*

CRISPRcon is a unique forum bringing diverse voices together to discuss the future of CRISPR and related gene editing technologies across applications in agriculture, health, conservation, and more. CRISPRcon sparks curiosity, builds understanding, and highlights societal histories and other context relevant to decisions on gene editing technologies. CRISPRcon is a program of the Keystone Policy Center.
Heritable human genome editing (2020) - Cover
  • 2020
  • National Academy of Sciences (US)
  • The Royal Society
  • Report

Heritable human genome editing

Heritable human genome editing - making changes to the genetic material of eggs, sperm, or any cells that lead to their development, including the cells of early embryos, and establishing a pregnancy - raises not only scientific and medical considerations but also a host of ethical, moral, and societal issues. Human embryos whose genomes have been edited should not be used to create a pregnancy until it is established that precise genomic changes can be made reliably and without introducing undesired changes - criteria that have not yet been met, says Heritable Human Genome Editing.
Veranstaltungsbericht "Gentechnologie! Und Sie?"
  • 2020
  • Forum for Genetic Research
  • Conference report

Veranstaltungsbericht «Gentechnologie! Und Sie?»

Zusammenfassung und Auswertung eines neuen Dialogkonzepts zur Gentechnologie und der Veranstaltungen vom 30. Oktober 2019 in Bern und 20. November 2019 in Lausanne
Gene drives: benefits, risks, and possible applications
  • 2020
  • Forum for Genetic Research
  • Fact sheet

Gene drives: benefits, risks, and possible applications

Gene drives are genetic elements that skew the pattern of inheritance of a given characteristic in sexually reproduc- ing organisms. They can be used to spread a characteristic that can alter or even reduce the numbers of individuals in wild populations of a certain species.
Pflanzenzüchtung Cover
  • 2020
  • Forum for Genetic Research
  • Fact sheet

Pflanzenzüchtung – von klassischer Kreuzung bis Genom-Editierung

Schädlinge, Klimawandel, knappere Ressourcen – es braucht ständig neue Pflanzensorten, um möglichst umweltschonend genügend Lebensmittel von hoher Qualität zu produzieren.
Personalisierte Gesundheit im Gespräch
  • 2020
  • Swiss Academies of Arts and Sciences
  • Foundation Science et Cité
  • Report

Personalisierte Gesundheit im Gespräch

Eineinhalb Jahre hat sich das Projekt «Mensch nach Mass» den Fragen rund um die personalisierte Medizin angenommen. Will ich mein Herzinfarktrisko kennen? Soll ich meine Gesundheitsdaten der Forschung zur Verfügung stellen? Und wer darf alles Zugriff auf diese Daten haben? Diese und viele weitere Kontroversen wurden in Onlinefragen und Diskussionsveranstaltung in der Deutschschweiz und der Suisse romande diskutiert. Diese Broschüre bietet ein Meinungsbild der interessierten Bevölkerung.

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Forum for Genetic Research
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Switzerland


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