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350,000 Euro Grant for Genome Editing Research

Ralf Müller-Terpitz, Professor of Law at the University of Mannheim, and Professor Eva Winkler from Heidelberg have secured funding by the German Research Foundation (DFG) for a new project on the ethical, legal and social implications of epigenome editing.

A new project at the chair held by Prof. Müller-Terpitz aims to compare modern approaches to biological interventions at the genome and epigenome level. The project, called COMPASS-ELSI (Comparative Assessment of Genome and Epigenome Editing in Medicine: Ethical, Legal and Social Implications), will start in March 2019 and is funded with 350,000 euros over the period of two years. Prof. Müller-Terpitz receives the grant together with his colleague Prof. Eva Winkler from the National Center for Tumor Diseases (NCT), a medicine and ethics expert from Heidelberg.