Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Stanford De-Extinction Details

De-Extinction: Ethics, Law & Politics

Friday, May 31, 2013

Room 290
Stanford Law School

What if extinction is not forever? Recent work by biologists, conservationists, geneticists, bioengineers, and other pioneers has made it increasingly likely that some once extinct species– like the pictured thylacine, or "Tasmanian tiger,"  could, in the near future, be "revived." While  popular attention has focused on the mechanics of bring back once extinct species, ethical, legal, and even, in a broad sense, political issues will become pressing as de-extinction moves closer to reality.  Join the Center for Law and the Biosciences on May 31, 2013, as we host scientists, lawyers, philosophers, ethicists, and others from across the world to discuss the implications about this fascinating development in humanity's ability to control life.


This event is free and open to the public but registration is required. Please click here to register.


Confirmed speakers include:

Hilary Bok, Johns Hopkins
Stewart Brand, The Long Now Foundation
Jamie Clark, Defenders of Wildlife
Hank Greely, Stanford Law School
Matthew Liebman, Animal Legal Defense Fund
Jay Odenbaugh, Lewis and Clark College
Ronald Sandler, Northeastern University
Jake Sherkow, Stanford Law School

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The Center for Law and the Biosciences, directed by Professor Hank Greely, examines biotech discoveries in the context of the law, weighing their impact on society and the law's role in shaping that impact. The Center is part of the Stanford Program in Law, Science & Technology. Situated in the locus of the world's biotechnology industry, within a preeminent research university, the Center convenes a forum of academicians, lawyers, scientists, policy makers, and law students.

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