Ethical Boundaries Agenda

National Human Genome Research Institute

National Institutes of Health
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services


Exploring the Ethical Boundaries on Genomic
and Genetic Research
National Human Genome Research Institute

Capital Hilton
Washington, D.C.

July 22, 2002
Agenda
8:00-8:30 a.m. Registration
8:30-8:45 a.m. Welcoming remarks:
  Francis S. Collins, M.D., Ph.D., Director, NHGRI
8:45-9:00 a.m.

Jeffrey Botkin, M.D., M.P.H., Chair

Topic 1 - Reproductive Genetic Testing
9:00-9:15 a.m. Science of Reproductive Genetic Testing - J. Leigh Simpson, M.D.
9:15-9:30 a.m. Public Policy of Reproductive Genetic Testing - Nancy Press, Ph.D.
9:30-9:45 a.m.

Q & A / Discussion

Topic 2 - Cloning/Stem Cells
9:45-10:00 a.m. Science of Cloning/Stem Cells - John Gearhart, Ph.D.
10:00-10:15 a.m. Public Policy of Cloning/Stem Cells - Laurie Zoloth, Ph.D.
10:15-10:30 a.m. Q & A / Discussion
10:30-10:45 a.m.

Break

Topic 3 - Germline Gene Transfer
10:45-11:00 a.m. Science of Germline Gene Transfer - Gerald Schatten, Ph.D.
11:00-11:15 a.m. Public Policy of Germline Gene Transfer - Amy Patterson, M.D.
11:15-11:30 a.m.

Q & A / Discussion

Topic 4 - Genetic Enhancement
11:30-11:45 a.m. Science of Genetic Enhancement - H. Lee Sweeney, Ph.D.
11:45-12:00 p.m. Public Policy of Genetic Enhancement - Eric Juengst, Ph.D.
12:00-12:15 p.m. Q & A / Discussion
12:15-12:30 p.m. Instructions for Break-out Discussions
12:30-2:30 p.m. Working Lunch / Break-out Discussions
2:30-3:00 p.m. Report Back from Break-out Discussions
3:00-5:00 p.m. Development of Recommendations for the Future (refreshments provided)

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