Lecture Series: Enhancement and Genetic Modification

The Department of Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method of the LSE is delighted to invite you to the Auguste Comte Memorial Lectures 2010, which will be delivered by Professor Allen Buchanan (Duke University).

March 9, 6:30-8 pm Hong Kong Lecture Theatre, Clement House:

Biomedical Enhancement and the Ethics of Development

It is becoming possible to extend human capacities and perhaps even create new ones through the application of biomedical technologies. Putting biomedical enhancements in a historical context can help us avoid common misunderstandings of ethical issues.

To be followed by a reception at 8 pm in the Atrium (Main Building): open to all attendees.

March 10, 6:30-8pm Hong Kong Lecture Theatre, Clement House:

The Risks of Genetically Modifying Human Embryos or Gametes

Many consider genetic modification to be the riskiest mode of biomedical enhancement. The problem of unintended bad consequences is serious, but it is often misrepresented in terms of interference with the ‘wisdom of nature’ or the handiwork of the ‘master engineer’ of evolution.

The lectures are open to the public; no tickets are required.

Maps and directions here.
For further information: a.e.voorhoeve@lse.ac.uk

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