1. Gene Media Forum, New York City, September
In conjunction with the exhibit "Paradise Now: Picturing
Revolution," at the Exit Art gallery in New York City through
28), Gene Media Forum presents a public program titled "What
Expect?" The panel discussion will be held Wednesday, September
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
tickets, or contact Erica Cerilli at 212-826-0256 or <[email protected]>.
The panel will be moderated by Paul Billings of GeneSage and
for Responsible Genetics. Confirmed panelists include Taylor
Variagenics; Cornelia Dean, The New York Time; Stephen Fodor,
Inc.; Steven Hyman, National Institute of Mental Health; Eric
Whitehead Institute/MIT Center for Genome Research; Dorothy
York University; Peter Neufeld, The Innocence Project; Dale
BioSciences, Inc.; Harold Varmus, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer
and J. Craig Venter, Celera Genomics.
2. California Cloning Committee, Los
Angeles, September 22
The California State Legislature Advisory Committee on Human
will meet on September 22 to discuss the "therapeutic applications
cloning." Presenters include Lawrence Goldstein, UC San
"Stem Cell Technology and Cloning," and Glenn McGee,
Pennsylvania on "Ethical and Legal Issues for Non-reproductive
McGee is the author of "The Perfect Baby" (NY: Rowman
1997), whose concluding chapter is titled "The Not-so-Deadly
The meeting will be held at the Junipero Serra Building, 324
Street, Carmel Room, Los Angeles, at 9 am. A public comment
scheduled for 2:30 and a "closed meeting of the committee"