Genetics and Society in the 21st Century

Gene Wilder nrcobbe at tcd.ie
Thu Feb 26 15:27:17 EST 1998


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                Genetics and Society in the 21st century

                 A Public Symposium at the Point Depot
                              Dublin 1

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   Trinity College Dublin will be hosting a public symposium on 14th
   March 1998 as part of the celebrations marking the 40th anniversary
   of the TCD Genetics Department.  An exciting line up of several
   internationally famous and respected speakers will be present, as
   detailed below.

   Anyone concerned by the pace of genetic engineering and its ethical
   implications, or thrilled by the prospects of this rapidly advancing
   area of science, is encouraged to attend what will surely be a day
   not to be missed.

   Tickets 3 pounds at the door or 3.50 (includes 50p service charge
   per ticket) from the Point Box Office (353-1) 8363633 or Ticketline
   (24 hours) (353-1) 4569569.  Alternatively, write to the Secretary,
   Genetics Department, Trinity College, Dublin 2, Ireland
   (e-mail: gensec at tcd.ie).

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                           PROVISIONAL TIMETABLE

10.00 - 10.40 Ian Wilmut (Roslin Institute, Edinburgh)
      Cloning in biology and medicine

10.40 - 11.20 Sir John Maddox (Editor Emeritus of Nature)
      Does modern genetics imply eugenics?

11.20 - 11.40 Interval

11.40 - 12.20 Baroness Mary Warnock
      Genetics and philosophy: new thoughts for old subjects

12.20 - 12.40 Questions and Panel Discussion

12.40 - 2.00 Lunch

 2.00 - 2.40 Rockne Harmon
      (Chief Deputy Attorney, Alameda County, California)
      After OJ Simpson: forensic DNA in the 21st century

 2.40 - 3.20 Martina McGloughlin (University of California, Davis)
      A quarter century of genetic engineering: the US public
      experience has been positive

 3.20 - 3.40 Interval

 3.40 - 4.20 Borge Diderichsen (Novo Nordisk, Copenhagen)
      Genetic engineering: science and industry serving society

 4.20 - 5.00 Roger Beachy (Scripps Institute, San Diego)
      Agricultural biotechnology and food production

 5.00 - 5.20 Questions and Panel Discussion

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   For further details on registation etc., please consult the Genes
   Past, Present and Future web page:

   http://acer.gen.tcd.ie/genes/index.html

   Any queries should be addressed to Dr Kevin Devine
   e-mail: kdevine at tcd.ie

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     Sponsored by:

     Forfas
     The Genetical Society
     The Irish Times
     Monsanto
     Nature
     Novo Nordisk



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