School of Medicine
New Research Building
Department of Genetics
77 Avenue Louis Pasteur
Boston, MA 02115
Our ability to sequence genomes, essentially identifying all components of our DNA, combined with big data analysis and technologies that will allow us to edit DNA, portend profound implications for generational health and well-being.
The impact on family members, family dynamics, and family offices is inestimable. Trustees and advisors will have fiduciary responsibility to assist their clients negotiating these deeply personal technologies, which raise unprecedented questions and ethical quandaries.
Families and their advisors must employ a bespoke approach, incorporating personal values, mores, culture, behavioral understanding, and the law, all essential components of decision-making in this new world of reading and writing biology.
Philanthropy will change as a function of familial genomic discovery.
The wealthy have unique opportunity to become hyperagents of change, effecting profound legacy. Value creation opportunities abound.
The summit represents the continuation of necessary critical conversation about imminent disruptive technology, and offers unique opportunity to dialogue with scientists of the highest caliber and other global families.
Professor of Genetics, Harvard Medical School;
Professor of Health Sciences and Technology at Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology
- the evolving landscape of genomic technologies
- gene editing in humans
- the role of genomics in brain and behavior, reproductive technologies, and aging reversal
- opportunities for engagement in genomics through philanthropy, entrepreneurship, and investment
- philanthropic possibilities that will arise from family knowledge of genetic makeup
- identification of initiatives at Harvard and leading partnering institutions available to attendees committed to social justice impact and legacy creation
- ongoing discussion and workshops will be facilitated throughout the day to address ethical, moral, social, legal, privacy, and behavioral complexities inherent in the application of these new technologies, matters critically relevant to family offices and those they serve