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The Ethical, Legal, and Social Implications of Genetics and Newborn Screening
September 25-27, 2017
Vandenberg Room. Michigan League
Sponsored by: Safe Computing
Contact Information: Joel Iverson, email@example.com
More Information: https://www.safecomputing.umich.edu/events/dissonance
Advances in prenatal screening and genetic manipulation may have the potential to all but eliminate birth defects and genetic disorders. For example, prenatal genetic testing in Iceland has almost completely erased incidents of down’s syndrome in newborns. This has led to growing concerns over creating “designer babies,” hyperbole about the potential for a new era of eugenics, and broader questions about whether science is outstripping societal and ethical norms in regards to human genetic diversity.
- Joselin Linder, Author, "The Family Gene"
- Jodyn Platt, Assistant Professor, U-M Medical School
- Moderator: Kayte Spector-Bagdady, Assistant Professor, U-M Medical School; Chief of the Research Ethics Service in the Center for Bioethics and Social Sciences in Medicine (CBSSM)