1. Sessions on Human Genetic Modification
at Bioneers 2000, San Rafael,
California, October 20-22
Richard Hayes and Marcy Darnovsky of the Exploratory Initiative
New Human Genetic Technologies, and Richard Heinberg, author
the Buddha, will speak at Bioneers 2000, San Rafael, California,
Friday, October 20 at 2:30 pm.
In addition, the Exploratory Initiative will host an organizing
strategy session on human genetic modification at 8 pm that
and will be available at other times during the Bioneers conference.
For more information on Bioneeers 2000, which runs from October
through 22: <www.bioneers.org>;
[email protected]; phone 877-246-6337.
2. "Preventing the Misuse of Genetic
Technologies," New York Open
Center, Saturday November 11
Stuart Newman and J.P. Harpignies will host a free discussion
New York Open Center, 83 Spring Street (near the corner of Broadway),
at 7:30 pm on Saturday November 11. The event is co-sponsored
Open Center's Society, Ecology & Science program and the
From the Open Center website <http://www.opencenter.org>:
voices in the scientific community and popular media describe
future of genetically `improved' children as being inevitable.
we. . .prevent a misguided rush into a Gattacca-like consumer-driven
eugenic society? Come find out about the growing global movement
prevent the abuse of genetic manipulation."
3. "Made Not Born:" Anthology
on Biotechnology Available Soon
"Made Not Born: The Troubling World of Biotechnology,"
edited by Casey
Walker and published by Sierra Club Books, will be in bookstores
October 23. The collection, which includes contributions from
Hayes, Stuart Newman, Richard Strohman, Wendell Berry, and Chris
is based on a special issue of the literary and political journal
Duck Review, which Walker edits and publishes.
Sierra Club Books says that the anthology "will serve
as an introduction
to--and a springboard for public involvement in--one of the
and perplexing issues of our times."
Copies of Made Not Born (and subscriptions to the journal)
ordered through the Wild Duck Review home page <www.wildduckreview.com>.
The anthology will also be available at Bioneers 2000 through