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NIST Genome Editing Workshop to Explore Measurement Challenges

May 3, 2019 in Gaithersburg

An arrow cutting through DNA and hitting target

A workshop on May 3, 2019 on the NIST campus in Gaithersburg, Maryland will explore the measurement and standards needs of members of industry, academia, government, and others interested in using genome editing to develop products, particularly medical therapies. The workshop is open to the public. Registration closes on April 26, 2019. The workshop will inform the efforts of the NIST Genome Editing Consortium.

NIST, the nation's reference lab for biological measurements, launched the Genome Editing Consortium in June 2018 to develop measurements and standards to increase confidence in the use of these techniques for health care, agriculture, chemical production, and other fields of national importance.

The NIST Genome Editing Consortium works with the community in a pre-competitive arena to develop the measurement tools that will advance the whole field, helping to mature genome editing technology into a reliable resource for biomanufacturing and making other commercial products. The consortium is still open to new members. No proprietary information will be shared as part of the consortium.

Released April 1, 2019, Updated April 18, 2019