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Genetic Crossroads
October 16th, 2000

1. Sessions on Human Genetic Modification
at Bioneers 2000, San Rafael,

California, October 20-22

Richard Hayes and Marcy Darnovsky of the Exploratory Initiative
on the

New Human Genetic Technologies, and Richard Heinberg, author
of Cloning

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
at the

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
by the

Open Center's Society, Ecology & Science program and the
Council for

Responsible Genetics.

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.
. ..Can

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
most crucial

and perplexing issues of our times."

Copies of Made Not Born (and subscriptions to the journal)
can be

ordered through the Wild Duck Review home page <www.wildduckreview.com>.

The anthology will also be available at Bioneers 2000 through

Copperfield's Bookstore.


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