Biomedical Sciences

Omnes Pro Uno Winner 2022

Every single day, babies are born with serious genetic disorders, such as metabolic diseases. At some stage in life, this leads to serious damage to organs such as the heart, the brain, or the nervous system. For the majority of these children, there is no effective treatment. Many die at a young age.

The Omnes Pro Uno (OPU) research group at Utrecht University aims to cure genetic diseases by detecting and correcting errors in DNA before irreversible damage occurs in the body. They want to optimise gene editing techniques and apply them in a safe and responsible manner.

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Interdisciplinary Hub for Digitalization and Society Winner 2022

Digital technology influences our lives in many ways. More and more of our behaviour is converted into data and an increasing share of social traffic runs through the infrastructure of large technology companies. These developments make society increasingly dependent on digital systems. This raises the question: how can we reconcile societal digitisation with our fundamental public values?

This question is the focus of the work of the Interdisciplinary Hub for Digitalization and Society (iHub) at Radboud University. Its research is focused on the identification of those public values which are threatened by digitisation and what can be done to protect these values. iHub also designs and develops technology that embeds and protects public values.

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