UNESCO Chair in Bioethics


  • Bioethics and Law Observatory
  • UNESCO Chair in Bioethics
  • University of Barcelona
  • Faculty of Law
  • Ave. Diagonal, 684
  • 08034 Barcelona
  • (+34) 93 403 45 46
  • obd.ub@ub.edu
  • Master in Bioethics and Law
  • (+34) 93 403 45 46
  • master.bd@ub.edu


27th International Congress on Law and Human Genome

On May 18 and 19, 2021, the Research Group Chair in Law and Human Genome of the University of the Basque Country UPV/EHU is organizing the 27th edition of the "International Congress on Law and Human Genome".

Itziar de Lecuona, Director of the Bioethics and Law Observatory and professor of the Master in Bioethics and Law and the Department of Medicine of the University of Barcelona, is participating in the round table dedicated to Genome Editing (on May 19 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.), to speak specifically about bioethics and genome editing in humans.

  • Date: May 18 and 19, 2021

  • Venue: virtual format through the BBC Collaborate platform

  • More information

  • Check out the full program here.

  • Free access through this link.

Regarding the theme of this congress, we invite you to read the "Document on bioethics and gene editing in humans", published by the Bioethics and Law Observatory of the University of Barcelona, which reflects on an adequate ethical-legal framework which articulates the enormous potential of genome editing techniques, including the CRISPR technique.