MillerComm Lecture Series

Human Genetic Research and Life in Human Societies: An Overview of Likely Interactions

Monday, January 31st, 2000
Henry T. Greely
7:30 pm

Gregory Hall, Rm 112
810 S. Wright Street

Event Description

Everyone knows that we are living through the beginnings of "The Genetics Revolution," but what does that mean? One meaning is that the consequences of the human genetics research program are broad, uncertain, and confusing--a true revolution and not just a change. Henry Greely provides a structure for thinking about the likely consequences of this research, both for human societies and for the people who live in them. Along the way, he points out some particularly thorny questions before us, from the meaning of "genetic" to the meaning of "human."

Sponsored by: Department of Political Science

In conjunction with: Biotechnology Center, College of Law, Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology, Institute of Government and Public Affairs, Medical Scholars Program, Neuroscience Program, Robinson-Carmen CRI Speakers Fund, School of Integrative Biology

Henry T. Greely

Professor of Law and Co-director, Stanford Program on Genomics, Ethics and Society, Stanford University