Genetics and Human Identity @ the 5th Annual Bay Area Science Festival

27 Oct 2015
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Restaurant Valparaiso

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Rodolfo John Alaniz
UC Berkeley Department of History

The science of genetics has developed rapidly over the last century, bringing with it a number of astounding new technologies. These biological technologies can improve human health, provide energy, and protect our environment. However, every new technology also poses significant social, legal, and ethical questions — sometimes even causing new forms of inequality or discrimination. How does science change how we view ourselves? And how has genetics changed the way that we have interacted with each other in the past?

Come hear a panel sponsored by the Center for Science, Technology, Medicine & Society!  Panel members are:
Rodolfo John Alaniz; UC Berkeley Department of History
Dr. Marcy Darnovsky, Executive Director of the Center for Genetics and Society
Evan Kuluk, Public Defender in Contra Costa

The event will take place at the Restaurant Valparaiso, located at 1403 Solano Avenue, CA 94706.

For more information about other events in the Bay Area Science Festival (October 22. 2015 to November 7, 2015), please visit the following page.

This event is sponsored by CSTMS.
Additional sponsorship comes from:  Berkeley Program in Science and Technology Studies • Office for the History of Science and Technology
Office for the History of Science and Technology

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