March 29 – Gene Drives on the Horizon: Challenges in Science, Ethics, & Governance

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Date(s) - 03/29/2017
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Wake DownTown, Room 4503, 4th Floor, Boardroom

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Gene Drives on the Horizon: Challenges in Science, Ethics, and Governance

Elizabeth Heitman, PhD, Program in Ethics in Science & Medicine, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Dr. Heitman has worked all over the world on education projects addressing responsible conduct of research, life sciences research with dual-use potential and biosafety and biosecurity implications, and curriculum development for the ethical review of research with human subjects. Her scholarship examines global standards in research ethics and responsible conduct of research education, and cultural issues and international aspects of ethics in medicine, biomedical science, and public health. Dr. Heitman co-chaired a committee of the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine that undertook the responsibility of studying and making recommendations for the conduct of gene drive research in non-human organisms. The committee’s 2016 report is the focus of her lecture.

Location Room 4802, 4th Floor, Auditorium, WFIQ/ Wake Downtown.
Directions to Wake Downtown and P-8 Parking

5:00-6:00 PM
Refreshments to follow, Room 4503, 4th Floor, Boardroom by elevators, WFIQ/Wake Downtown, 455 Vine Street, Winston-Salem.