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

Capital Hilton
Washington, D.C.

July 22, 2002
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.


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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