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Advances in Genome Editing and Genomics

Realizing the potential of advances in genome editing means enabling society to benefit from the products of genome editing in food, agriculture, and industrial bioprocessing. A view of the domestic and global policy landscape sets the stage for the steps we can take to advance the technology and the adoption of these tools, which promise to nourish a growing population more sustainably.  Explosive advances in metabolic engineering tools including gene editing techniques, high throughput robotics, and synthetic biology, combined with machine learning, are converging to generate an array of biological variants. How these tools create solutions to a variety of challenges in the fields of industrial biotechnology, food, agriculture, medicine, and chemistry impacting the biobased economy will be highlighted. 

The Next Coalition for the Future of Food Innovation: Gene Editing 

  • Who’s working to support the use of gene editing technologies to solve problems?
  • Interactive discussion on media trends, policy viewpoints, and communications strategies for start-ups, emerging companies, and industry leaders using the tools of gene editing to bring novel solutions for animal agriculture, specialty crop growers, commodity crop systems, food manufacturers, and consumers.

Use of Breakthrough Computational Tools

  • What are the challenges and advantages in using non-traditional microorganisms?
  • Have computational tools resulted in new materials?
  • What are the building blocks or biological catalysts being worked on?

Design Commercial High-Yield Bioprocesses

  • What are the barriers to scale-up for renewable chemicals and biobased materials from these bioprocesses?
  • What are the next generation renewable chemicals, biofuels, and biobased materials in the pipeline?