Wednesday, March 04, 2009

Conference Announcement: Living in the Genetic Age


21st Annual Health Law Symposium

Friday, March 20, 2009
8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
William H. Kniep Courtroom

Advances in genetic technology raise a broad range of legal, social and ethical concerns. Fear of genetic discrimination remains an issue, as evidenced by the passage of GINA, the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008, which limited the use of genetic information by employers and health insurance providers. Other concerns include the meaning and uses of genetic knowledge in the face of uncertain choices; the significance of genetic information for ideas of self, family and community; and the challenges of genetic enhancement and personalized genomic medicine. This Symposium gathers leading experts and scholars from fields including law, medicine and anthropology to discuss these and
other challenges of living in the genetic age.

Details and registration:

Call: Mary Ann Jauer (314) 977-3067
Write: jauerma(at)

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