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Congressional Hearing on International Governance of Human Biotechnologies

Genetic Crossroads
June 11th, 2008

The US House Foreign Affairs Committee Subcommittee on Terrorism, Nonproliferation and Trade, chaired by Rep. Brad Sherman (D-Los Angeles), will hold a hearing on Thursday June 19 on "Genetics and other Human Modification Technologies: Sensible International Regulation or a New Kind of Arms Race."

Currently scheduled to testify:
Richard Hayes, executive director, Center for Genetics and Society
Jamie Metzl, executive vice-president, The Asia Society
Nigel Cameron, president, Center for Policy on Emerging Technologies

Topics will include the social challenges posed by human biotechnologies, the threat of genetically modified bioweapons, the state of international policy regulating these technologies, and the shape of possible global regulatory agreements. The hearing is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. in 2200 Rayburn House Office Building, but location is subject to change. Call Don MacDonald at 202-226-8437 to confirm.

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