Home Overview Press Room Blog Publications For Students about us
Search

UPCOMING EVENTS

Genetic Crossroads
January 7th, 2001




1. "A Decade of ELSI Research,"
January 16-18, Bethesda, MD


This conference, sponsored by the National Human Genome Research
Institute

and the Department of Energy, is "organized around a series
of plenary and

concurrent sessions exploring a wide range of ELSI issues."
Many topics

relevant to the new technologies of human genetic manipulation
will be

addressed.


Sessions include a January 17 4:15 pm panel titled "Genetic
Enhancement,"

moderated by LeRoy Walters. Presentations at this session: "Anticipating

Enhancement: Ethical, Legal and Social Issues," Maxwell
Mehlman; "The

Social and Ethical Dimensions of Genetic Enhancement Technologies,"
David

Rothman and Sheila Rothman; "Ethical and Social Issues
in Human Germline

Modification: A Retrospective View From 1990-2000," David
Resnick; "The

Conceptual Challenges of Regulating Genetic Enhancement,"
Eric Juengst.


For more information, including an agenda and abstracts of
presentations,

see <www.tech-res.intl.com/ELSI/index.asp>.




2. UC Berkeley Classes on Biotechnology
and Bioethics


Visiting Professor Charles Weiner of the Massachusetts Institute
of

Technology will teach two classes this spring that address genetic

engineering. "Bioethics" will meet Monday and Wednesday
from 4:00-5:30

in 141 Giannini Hall. Topics include ethical dilemmas arising
from

recent advances in biotechnology, genetic engineering, healthcare,

patient's rights, and environmental cleanups.


"Biotechnology and Society" will meet Tuesday, 6-9
pm in 139 Mulford

Hall. Topics include the recombinant DNA controversy, development
of

the biotechnology industry, agricultural use of genetically
engineered

organisms, university-industry links, patenting, conflicts of
interest,

the human genome project, ethical problems in human gene therapy,
and

the social responsibility of the scientist.


Both courses are open to the public. Info: Department of Environmental

Science Policy and Management, 510-643-0177.




3. Public Event Features Bill Joy, February
14, San Francisco


Bill Joy, chief scientist of Sun Microsystems and author of
the widely

cited 2000 article "Why the Future Doesn't Need Us,"
(Wired magazine)

will give a keynote address at a public event titled "Genomics
Robotics,

and Nanotechnology: Science and Religion Converse on the Shape
of the

Future." Responses from scientists, ethicists, and theologians
follow.


The free event takes place at 7:00 pm, Grace Cathedral, 1051
Taylor St.,

San Francisco. Sponsored by the American Association for the
Advancement

of Science; the Center for Theology and the Natural Sciences;
the

Episcopal Church Working Group on Science, Technology and Faith;
and

Grace Cathedral. See <www.ctns.org/News/Bill_Joy/bill_joy.html>.




4. American Association for the Advancement
of Science, February 15-20,

San Francisco


The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
will hold

its annual meeting from Thursday February 15 through Tuesday
February 20 at the

San Francisco Hilton Hotel. Seminars and talks of interest include:


- Shaping the Genetic Future of Man: A Framework for Policy
Makers

Sunday, February 18, 3:00 - 6:00 pm.

- Patenting Genes and Business Methods: Is It Time for Congress
to Cut

Back Patent Protection? Monday, February 19, 3:00 - 6:00 pm.

- Ethical and Policy Implications of Synthesizing "Minimal
Genomes"

Tuesday, February 20, 8:00 - 11:00 am.


Other workshops address post-genomics, regulating human aging,
biotech

public relations, food/agro GE, science journalism, nanotechnology,
and

more. Speakers including W. French Anderson, Lori Andrews, Sheila

Jasonoff, and Bill Joy.


For full schedule and registration info: <http://www.aaas.org/meetings>

ESPAÑOL | PORTUGUÊS | Русский

home | overview | blog | publications| about us | donate | newsletter | press room | privacy policy

CGS • 1122 University Ave, Suite 100, Berkeley, CA 94702 • • (p) 1.510.665.7760 • (F) 1.510.665.8760