may, 2014

30may4:00 pm5:15 pmWhat is Life? The Science and Ethics of Making New Life in the Laboratory


Event Details

How has knowledge of the human genome transformed the biological sciences? How should we assess the promises, perils, and ethics of creating new organisms in the laboratory?

Eric S. Lander (moderator), president and founding director, Broad Institute of Harvard and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT); professor of biology, MIT; and professor of systems biology, Harvard Medical School

I. Glenn Cohen JD ’03, RI ’13, professor of law and codirector, Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology and Bioethics, Harvard Law School

Linda Griffith ’RI 11, professor of biological and mechanical engineering and director, Center for Gynepathology Research, MIT

David Liu ’94, professor of chemistry and chemical biology, Harvard University; senior associate member, Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT; investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Pamela Silver RI ’12, professor of systems biology, Harvard Medical School; founding core faculty member, Wyss Institute, Harvard University

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