Yomiuri Shimbun Research Project: Genome Editing: Applications and Regulation in the U.S., European Union, and Japan
Mr. Funakoshi earned degrees in Bachelor and Master of Agriculture in Conservation Ecology from the University of Tokyo. Over the past five years, he has been as a Science Correspondent of the Science News Department in The Yomiuri Shimbun’s Tokyo Headquarters. In that position, he published many articles on Japan’s nuclear power, space development projects, and scientific misconduct of stimulus-triggered activation of pluripotency (STAP). He has also served in the Fukushima branch office, and has written a number of articles on the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant accident.Mr. Funakoshi’s research at Harvard will examine the applications and regulation of genome editing in the U.S., European Union, and Japan.