The Human Genome Project: Science, Law, And Social Change In The 21st Century

February 18, 1998

On April 23 and 24, 1998, more than 300 physicians, nurses, lawyers, scientists, ethicists, consumers, and journalists will gather in Cambridge, Mass., for a conference on the medical, legal, and social impact of new genetic technologies. The conference is sponsored by the Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research, the American Society of Law, Medicine & Ethics, and the George Washington University Medical Center.

Thirty-five speakers from a variety of disciplines will explore topics such as:

Among the speakers are genomics pioneer Dr. Eric S. Lander; gene therapy researcher Dr. James M. Wilson; scientist and patient advocate Dr. Nancy Wexler; attorneys Barry Scheck and George Annas; Commissioner Howard Koh of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health; and Commissioner Paul S. Miller of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

For press registration, call Gus Cervini at 617/258-0633, or e-mail cervini@wi.mit.edu.
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Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research

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