The 2019 Symposium of the Consortium for Space Genetics will be dedicated to Earth because, after all, Earth is in Space. Its focus will be climate change and the potential of genetic technologies to halt or reverse it, ameliorate the consequences of it, and prepare the living world for the extreme conditions that will arise because of it. Indeed, many of the leaders who have spearheaded humanity’s exploration of Space are now diverting their attention to Earth. It will be an important melding of minds.
Wyss Associate Faculty member Ting Wu is one of the event organizers and Wyss Core Faculty member George Church will be speaking at the event.