Fri, Sep 30, 2016

Gene Editing: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

In the 2016 Worldwide Threat Assessment of the US National Intelligence Community, Director of National Intelligence James R. Clapper noted: “given the broad distribution, low cost, and accelerated pace of development of this dual-use technology [genome editing], its deliberate or unintentional misuse might lead to far-reaching economic and national security implications.” The CRISPR-Cas9 (clustered regularly […]

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Dr. Pierre Noel is a nonresident senior fellow with the Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security. Dr. Noel is a professor of medicine in the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and serves as the director of the blood and marrow transplant program in the division of hematology at Mayo. He joined Mayo in 1988 and left in 2000 to serve as the chief of hematology and a senior clinician for the National Institute of Health Clinical Center in Bethesda and a consultant for the White House Homeland Council in Washington, DC. Dr. Noel served in the military from 1997 through 2010. He rejoined Mayo in 2010.

Dr. Noel received his MD degree and completed an internal medicine residency at the University of Sherbrooke in Canada. He completed a fellowship in hematology and was a foundation scholar at the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine in Rochester, Minnesota.

Dr. Noel is the chair of the Scientific Committee for the Board of Directors at Blood Systems and leads the Military Medicine Initiative at Mayo Clinic in Arizona.

Dr. Noel developed the myeloid research core at the National Institute of Health (NIH) Warren Magnuson Clinical Center Department of Laboratory Medicine. The focus of the laboratory was eosinophil and mast cell disorders. He has sixty-nine peer reviewed articles, sixteen book chapters, and sixty-four published abstracts related to his fields of interest.