The New Biology: Issues and Opportunities Spring 2002


This year-long initiative explores the implications of having sequenced the human genome and of related breakthroughs that will affect many areas of human life, ranging from health and medicine to food production, and which also have serious implications for our future as a species.

CAS Resident Associates Richard Burkhardt (History) and Harris Lewin (Animal Sciences) lead this initiative.

Cosponsored by: Beckman Institute, College of Agriculture and Consumer Economics, College of Engineering, College of Law, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, College of Medicine, College of Veterinary Medicine, National Center for Supercomputing Applications, School of Integrative Biology, School of Molecular and Cellular Biology

 Fall, 2001 Initiative events

CAS 487 Science and Society: The New Biology was offered Spring 2002

Thursday, February 14, 2002
Roundtable on Bioterrorism
9:30am
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Thursday, February 14, 2002
Raymond A. Zilinskas
The Myths and Realities of Biological Terrorism and Warfare
4:00 pm
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Friday, March 8, 2002
The New Biology Conference
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Monday, April 1, 2002
Sydney Brenner
The New Genetics: Man’s Place in the Universe
4:00 pm
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