FridayHLS in the World:

New Technologies, New Dilemmas

Oct 27|4:00 - 5:30pm
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New technologies with implications for human health and enhancement are developing at breakneck speed, with fundamental changes in genomic medicine, reproductive technology, neuroscience, and even how we die. Each of these technologies raises important questions at the intersection of ethics, law, and politics. What role should the government have in regulating scientific innovation? How should we weigh potential risks and benefits, to individuals, vulnerable populations, and even the environment? Can these technologies be used to promote justice, or do they risk entrenching existing disparities? This group of speakers discusses these pressing questions, and more, from their perspectives as lawyers, scientists, and clinicians.

Featuring:
Carmel Shachar '10 Executive Director, Petrie-Flom Center, Harvard Law School
I. Glenn Cohen '03 Faculty Director of the Petrie-Flom Center, Harvard Law School
Judith Edersheim '85 Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Co-Founder and Co-Director, Center for Law, Brain, and Behavior, Harvard Medical School
Atul Gawande Executive Director, Ariadne Labs
Eric Lander President and Founding Director, Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard