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July 15, 2020 /
Posted in: Health Law /
Recent discoveries in the field of genetics herald immense innovation for medicine and science. However, they also raise significant questions related to individual privacy, societal uses of the information, and applications in the criminal justice system. For example, how should genetic information be controlled to ensure individual privacy and informed consent for all? What are the individual and societal implications of forensic uses of genetic record matching? How else should genetic information be used within the criminal justice system? Can genomic research ever be truly inclusive and representative of the diversity of our population?
This 2020 interdisciplinary symposium addresses issues of distributive and procedural justice in genetics and genomics, as they relate to scientific innovation, intellectual property, human subjects research, and the criminal justice system. Hear from experts from across the nation including featured speaker Sheila Jasanoff, Pforzheimer Professor of Science and Technology Studies at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. At Harvard, she founded and directs the Program on Science, Technology and Society; she also founded and coordinates the Science and Democracy Network. Jasanoff's research centers on the interactions of law, science, and politics in democratic societies.
Other presenters include Pilar Ossorio, professor of law & bioethics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison; Stephan Hilgartner, professor in the Department of Science & Technology Studies at Cornell University; Christopher Young, an intelligence analyst with the FBI; Christi Guerrini, assistant professor at the Center for Medical Ethics & Health Policy at Baylor College of Medicine; among others.
The full agenda and presenter bios and papers can be viewed, and the symposium purchased, on the Jaharis Symposium webpage.
DePaul University College of Law is an accredited CLE provider. This webinar is worth up to 6.0 hours of general CLE credit and 1.0 hour of ethics credit.