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CRISPRcon 2020 Revisited: Peering into the Ag Pipeline

CRISPRcon 2020 Revisited: Peering into the Ag Pipeline The second discussion of CRISPRcon’s theme of Hope and Hype, which was held on Oct. 1, took a deeper dive into what benefits gene editing and prior genetic technologies have delivered thus far in the agriculture sector and what might be [...]

CRISPRcon 2020 Revisited: Peering into the Ag Pipeline2021-01-12T11:45:38-07:00

CRISPRcon 2020 Revisited: Spotlighting Gene Editing in China

CRISPRcon 2020 Revisited: Spotlighting Gene Editing in China After highlighting underrepresented viewpoints and narratives in gene editing in its first two weeks, CRISPRcon 2020 shifted the focus in its third week to exploring the hope and hype of the technology. The first discussion for the “Hope and Hype” theme [...]

CRISPRcon 2020 Revisited: Spotlighting Gene Editing in China2021-01-11T13:33:16-07:00

Amplifying Black Perspectives in Pursuit of Improved Health Outcomes

Amplifying Black Perspectives in Pursuit of Improved Health Outcomes Following up on its discussion on the relationship among race, gene editing, and COVID-19, CRISPRcon 2020 again partnered with Howard University for its fourth session Sept. 17, which examined models for innovating in responsible ways, using gene editing or other [...]

Amplifying Black Perspectives in Pursuit of Improved Health Outcomes2020-12-18T12:48:55-07:00

CRISPRcon 2020 Examines Race, Gene Editing and Health Equity

CRISPRcon 2020 Examines Race, Gene Editing and Health Equity Building on its opening theme’s discussions around journalism and indigenous perspectives, CRISPRcon 2020 partnered with Howard University for its second theme, which tackled race and health equity. The two sessions in this theme explored the relationship among race, gene editing, [...]

CRISPRcon 2020 Examines Race, Gene Editing and Health Equity2020-12-18T12:48:14-07:00

Indigenous Perspectives on Gene Editing

Indigenous Perspectives on Gene Editing  Continuing its opening theme on science and societal narratives, CRISPRcon 2020’s second panel on Sep. 3 explored Indigenous viewpoints from a variety of geographies —a viewpoint that has been marginalized and excluded throughout history, not just in the conversation around technology and gene editing.   “We have to acknowledge that indigenous peoples and communities are still widely not at the point of [...]

Indigenous Perspectives on Gene Editing2020-12-10T11:47:38-07:00

CRISPRcon 2020 Opens with Discussion Examining Gene Editing and Journalism

CRISPRcon 2020 Opens with Discussion Examining Gene Editing and Journalism  Keystone Policy Center kicked off CRISPRcon 2020 September 1 utilizing a new format. This was the fourth year Keystone has organized CRISPRcon but the first time using a virtual format, which ultimately featured 10 webinars examining five themes over two months. The first week’s theme was comprised of two panels exploring science and societal [...]

CRISPRcon 2020 Opens with Discussion Examining Gene Editing and Journalism2020-12-10T12:15:45-07:00

Next 100 Colorado Accepting Applications for Pilot Mentorship Program 

Next 100 Colorado Accepting Applications for Pilot Mentorship Program Next 100 Colorado announced this week that it is accepting applications for its pilot mentorship program. The Next 100 Colorado Mentorship Program is a six-month program for a cohort of 10 mentors and 10 mentees designed to help connect Colorado's [...]

Next 100 Colorado Accepting Applications for Pilot Mentorship Program 2020-07-24T09:06:35-06:00

Education System Resiliency and Innovation Initiative

Keystone Policy Center, PEBC Launch Initiative to Increase Education System Resiliency Keystone Policy Center (KPC) and the Public Education & Business Coalition (PEBC) announced Monday the launch of the Education System Resiliency and Innovation Initiative (ESRII). The initiative assembles education system leaders, educators, government officials, and stakeholders from within and outside [...]

Education System Resiliency and Innovation Initiative2020-07-14T07:26:39-06:00

Keystone Policy Center Commitment

Keystone Policy Center Commitment Keystone Policy Center’s mission is to inspire leaders to rise above entrenched positions to reach common higher ground. The complex work of collaboration, inclusion, and equity are essential to accomplishing this mission. Recent tragic events bringing national attention to issues of violence and police brutality, the ongoing [...]

Keystone Policy Center Commitment2020-06-17T15:54:49-06:00

Unheard: A Thoughtful Discussion on Law Enforcement and Communities of Color

Unheard: A Thoughtful Discussion on Law Enforcement and Communities of Color The nation is grappling with social unrest escalating in the wake the death of another unarmed person of color at the hands of law enforcement. With the country examining injustice, inequality, and abuse of force, Keystone Policy Center conducted Unheard, [...]

Unheard: A Thoughtful Discussion on Law Enforcement and Communities of Color2020-06-05T04:31:14-06:00