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UPCOMING EVENTS

Genetic Crossroads
September 19th, 2000



1. Gene Media Forum, New York City, September
20


In conjunction with the exhibit "Paradise Now: Picturing
the Genetic

Revolution," at the Exit Art gallery in New York City through
October

28), Gene Media Forum presents a public program titled "What
Can We

Expect?" The panel discussion will be held Wednesday, September
20,

7 to 9 pm at the Graduate Center, Harold M. Proshansky Auditorium,

City University of New York, 365 Fifth Ave. at 34th St., Manhattan.


Admission is free but reservations are required. Call 212-826-1531
for

tickets, or contact Erica Cerilli at 212-826-0256 or <[email protected]>.


The panel will be moderated by Paul Billings of GeneSage and
the Council

for Responsible Genetics. Confirmed panelists include Taylor
Crouch,

Variagenics; Cornelia Dean, The New York Time; Stephen Fodor,
Affymetrix,

Inc.; Steven Hyman, National Institute of Mental Health; Eric
Lander,

Whitehead Institute/MIT Center for Genome Research; Dorothy
Nelkin, New

York University; Peter Neufeld, The Innocence Project; Dale
Pfost, Orchid

BioSciences, Inc.; Harold Varmus, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer
Center;

and J. Craig Venter, Celera Genomics.



2. California Cloning Committee, Los
Angeles, September 22


The California State Legislature Advisory Committee on Human
Cloning

will meet on September 22 to discuss the "therapeutic applications
of

cloning." Presenters include Lawrence Goldstein, UC San
Diego, on

"Stem Cell Technology and Cloning," and Glenn McGee,
University of

Pennsylvania on "Ethical and Legal Issues for Non-reproductive
Cloning."

McGee is the author of "The Perfect Baby" (NY: Rowman
& Littlefield,

1997), whose concluding chapter is titled "The Not-so-Deadly
Sins of

Genetic Enhancement."


The meeting will be held at the Junipero Serra Building, 324
West 4th

Street, Carmel Room, Los Angeles, at 9 am. A public comment
period is

scheduled for 2:30 and a "closed meeting of the committee"
at 3:30.

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