Genome Editing: Rights and Wrongs

Thursday, April 4th, 2019 @ 12:10pm to 1:10pm
Jerome Greene Hall, Room 602
Apr 04
Thursday, April 4th, 2019 @ 12:10pm to 1:10pm
Jerome Greene Hall, Room 602

Roti Roll will be served.

Breakthrough advances in gene editing technology have led to applications as far reaching as embryonic modification and genetic engineering, raising important regulatory and ethical concerns. Please join the Columbia Health Law Association for an informal discussion about the future of gene editing technology with Professor Josephine Johnston and Professor Jacob Sherkow to discuss some of the pressing ethical concerns and appropriate regulatory responses.

Professor Josephine Johnston is a bioethicist and lawyer who serves as Director of Research at The Hastings Center, a research institute focused on fundamental ethical and social issues in health care, science, and technology. She is an expert on the ethical, legal, and policy implications of biomedical technologies, particularly as used in human reproduction, psychiatry, genetics, and neuroscience.

Professor Jacob Sherkow is Professor of Law at the Innovation Center for Law and Technology at New York Law School where he teaches a variety of courses related to intellectual property. He is also Adjunct Assistant Professor of Health Policy and Management at the Mailman School of Public Health. Professor Sherkow’s research focuses on how scientific developments affect patent law, regulation, and bioethics. He is the author of a number of articles in leading scientific and law journals, including Science, Nature, and the Yale Law Journal.

Contact Info: 
Wendy Xiao, [email protected]