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Genetics and Human Reproduction in the Twenty-first Century: How Does it Relate to "Eugenics"?

Hank Greely, Stanford Law School
November 13, 2020, 12 PM PST
Abstract:  This talk will first discuss how genetics is being used and, in the next few decades, will likely be used in human reproduction. It will then consider whether or in what sense these uses might (or might not) be appropriately called “eugenics,” which necessarily involves analyzing that word’s meanings.
About the Speaker: Hank Greely is a law professor at the Stanford Law School. He specializes in the ethical, legal, and social implications of biomedical technologies, especially those related to genetics. He is the director of the Center for Law and the Biosciences as well as the Stanford Program in Neuroscience and Society. He also served as chair of California’s Human Stem Cell Research Advisory Committee. Greely is the author of The End of Sex and the Future of Human Reproduction and has a new book set to come out early next year through MIT Press titled CRISPR People: The Science and Ethics of Editing Humans.