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Join Biotechnology Leaders to Discuss Gene Therapy: Cures; Treatments and Jobs

Capitol Event aimed at educating lawmakers, public on scientific breakthroughs, progress, and job opportunities in state

On May 2nd, prominent members of the biotechnology community who are championing advances in gene editing technology happening here in Connecticut will come together with lawmakers, and members of the business and academic communities to discuss current and future scientific opportunities in the state.

Gene editing is an important, emerging area of research in healthcare, agriculture and other sectors critical to Connecticut’s economy.  Future scientific advancements, economic development, and job creation are dependent on Connecticut’s current and future leaders understanding and embracing the opportunities this technology will offer to our state.

Representatives from Jackson Laboratories, UCONN, Yale, and the Connecticut Business and Industry Association will host an informational forum focusing on the advancements of gene editing technology, and its role in advancements in the healthcare and agricultural industries, as well as bringing high paying jobs to Connecticut.  The event is being co-hosted by the Commerce Committee Co-Chairs, Senator Joan Hartley, Senator L. Scott Frantz and Representative Caroline Simmons.  

WHAT:             Gene Editing Technology Informational Forum

WHEN:            Wednesday, May 2nd 10 am  

WHERE:           State Capitol Building

                            Old Judiciary Room


WHO:              Albert Cheng, PhD, Assistant Professor, The Jackson Laboratory, Peter M. Glazer, MD, PhD, Robert E. Hunter Professor of Therapeutic Radiology and Professor of Genetics; Chair, Department of Therapeutic Radiology Yale University, Professor Gerald Berkowitz, Agriculture Biotechnology Lab, UCONN,Paul Pescatello, Senior Counsel

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