Genetics Alert presents an event for National Science Week
Should I Be Concerned About Human Genetics?
part of National Science Week, Human Genetics Alert has brought
together 3 leading experts to ask whether the ethical issues raised
by the human genetics revolution are being taken seriously
members will be encouraged to quiz the feminist sociologist,
Professor Hilary Rose, Dr Richard Nicholson, editor of the Bulletin
of Medical Ethics and Micheline Mason, a leading figure in the
disability rights movement.
Questions to be raised will include:
genetics research increase discrimination against disabled
insurance companies find out about your genetic
scientists be allowed to clone embryos or people?
- Is the
government doing enough to protect us?
Wednesday March 13th 6:30 - 8.30pm (refreshments from 6
room 2D, University of London Union, Malet St, London
the venue is wheelchair accessible.
Genetics Alert will be using this event to launch its first major
briefing paper, 'Why Should I Be Concerned About Human Genetics?',
an introductory overview of the key issues raised by human
more information, contact David King: 020 7704
1. Human Genetics Alert is an
independent watchdog group funded by a leading British charity. HGA is the only public
interest group focused solely on human genetics
2. Professor Hilary Rose is
author of Love, Power and Knowledge: Towards a Feminist
Transformation of the Sciences (Indiana University Press) and is
Physic Professor at Gresham College, London. Dr Richard Nicholson is a
paediatrician and editor of the Bulletin of Medical Ethics. He is a frequent contributor
to media debates on ethical issues. Micheline Mason is director
of the Alliance for Inclusive Education, and author of Incurably
Human, (Working Press).
3. Attached is the first issue
of the Human Genetics Alert newsletter; issue 2 will be available at
the event. The new HGA
website, which contains many more resources on these issues can be
found at www.hgalert.org.