Panel Discussion: The Human Genome and Human Health - Will the Promise Be Fulfilled?

by jeeg 4. November 2011 22:55

This year marks the 10th anniversary of the completion of The Human Genome Project, an achievement that promised to revolutionize the way we understand and treat human disease. But has that promise been fulfilled? How much has the genome added to our knowledge of the human condition and helped us address issues in public health?

The Council for Responsible Genetics in collaboration with the American Museum of Natural History in New York City invites you to an exciting panel discussion to explore this very topic.  Leading experts in genetics will discuss the triumphs and disappointments, the ethical concerns, and controversies that have arisen over the past 10 years in an accessible way. Panelists include CRG Board member and geneticist Dr. Robert C. Green of Harvard University Medical School, CRG Board member and geneticist Dr. Paul R. Billings, Chief Medical Officer for Life Technologies, CRG Board member and ethicist Professor Sheldon Krimsky of Tufts University, and legal scholar Professor Dorothy E. Roberts of Northwestern University Law School. The panel will be moderated by Dr. Emily Senay, who has appeared as a medical correspondent for CBS News’s “The Early Show” and is currently an assistant professor of medicine at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Comments from the audience will be encouraged.

 

The event will take place on November 30, 2011| at 7:00 pm| Kaufmann Theater, first floor of the American Museum of Natural History |200 Central Park West  New York, NY |Enter at 77th Street

 

You can register for this exciting event at the following url:  http://www.amnh.org/calendar/event/The-Human-Genome-and-Human-Health/  

 

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