CSIS Session on Genetics and Behavior: the ethical context (Genetics and Behavio)

Venue: CSIS

Location: Washington, District Of Columbia, United States

Event Date/Time: Dec 12, 2002 End Date/Time: Dec 12, 2002
Registration Date: Dec 11, 2002
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"Genetics and Human Behavior: the Ethical Context"
CSIS to Discuss Findings of the Nuffield Council on Bioethics

On December 12, 2002 from 8:00am to 10:00am the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) will hold a public session to present the findings of the Nuffield Council on Bioethics on the ethical, legal and social issues that are raised by research into behavioral genetics. The Nuffield Council's report, "Genetics and Behavior: the Ethical Context", examines how genes and the environment influence human behavioral traits such as aggression, anxiety, homosexuality, intelligence, novelty-seeking and anti-social behavior.
The report can be found at: http://www.nuffieldbioethics.org/behaviouralgenetics/index.asp

Dr. Sandy Thomas, Director of the Nuffield Council on Bioethics and Professor Sandy McCall-Smith, Professor of Medical Law at the University of Edinburgh and member of the Working Party on Behavior and Genetics, will discuss the working party's conclusions and recommendations.
Mr. David Wasserman, Research Scholar at the Institute for Philosophy and Public Policy at the University of Maryland School of Public Affairs and Dr. Erik Parens, Associate for Philosophical Studies at the Hastings Center and Adjunct Associate Professor at Vassar College, Program in Science, Technology, and Society will serve as a commentators.
This session will take place on December 12, 2002 from 8 am to 10 am at CSIS in the B1 Conference Center, 1800 K St., NW Washington, DC.
To RSVP, please email biotech@csis.org with your name, institution, phone number, and mailing address by December 10.
Please contact Sophia Siddiqui at (202) 775-3244 with any questions. Thank you.


1800 K St., B1 Conference Center
United States