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.
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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