Boston University Colloquium Addresses Ethical and Policy Issues of the Genetics Revolution
Contact: Ann Marie Menting, 617/353-2240 | firstname.lastname@example.org
(Boston, Mass.) — The Center for Philosophy and History of Science at Boston University will sponsor a one-day colloquium on the ethical and policy considerations confronting modern society a half-century after the discovery of the structure of DNA.
The colloquium takes place on Monday, September 29 in the University’s George Sherman Union. It will feature Boston University professors who will address issues ranging from genetically modified food and genetics research using human subjects to the ethical implications of using science to influence the genetic underpinnings of human and other life. Among the line-up of outstanding researchers are:
The colloquium will be moderated by Alfred I. Tauber, professor of philosophy and medicine and Center director. It is free and open to the public. An agenda of the event can be accessed at http://www.bu.edu/news/releases/2003/09/22-agenda.pdf. For more information, contact Debra Daugherty at 617/353-2604.
EVENT: The Center for Philosophy and History of Science
50 Years of the Molecular Revolution: Ethics and Policy
DATE: Monday, September 29, 2003
TIME: 9 am – noon, morning session; 2 pm – 5 pm, afternoon session
PLACE: Boston University
George Sherman Union, Terrace Lounge, 2nd floor
775 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston