Genetics and Ethics in the Obama Administration

Date: 

Tuesday, March 12, 2019, 4:15pm

Location: 

Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Knafel Center, 10 Garden Street, Cambridge

Alondra Nelson, president of the Social Science Research Council and professor of sociology at Columbia University, will discuss the Obama administration’s Office of Science and Technology Policy and, in particular, the evolution of the Precision Medicine Initiative (PMI).

If “health is politics by other means,” as Nelson has argued, how does the good biocitizen understand the PMI and endeavors like it, especially given the explicit efforts of its organizers and emissaries to better address racial and ethnic differences in the gathering of data and distribution of research benefits?

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