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Bioethics for Journalists: Events Series

This events series is part of The Hastings Center’s Callahan Public Programs, established by The Andrew and Julie Klingenstein Family Foundation and the John and Patricia Klingenstein Fund in honor of Hastings co-founder Daniel Callahan. 

The 2021 events are presented in partnership with the Center for ELSI Resources & Analysis (CERA). The theme is: Genomics in Society: New Developments, New Questions.

Watch the Events:

Precision Medicine Research, “All of Us”, and Inclusion

Moderator: Nidhi Subbaraman, senior reporter, Nature

Panelist: Sandra Soo-Jin Lee, chief of the Division of Ethics in the Department of Medical Humanities and Ethics at Columbia University, a co-principal investigator of the Center for ELSI Resources & Analysis (CERA), and a Hastings Center fellow

Panelist: Carolyn Neuhaus, research scholar at The Hastings Center and a principal investigator on two projects concerning the All of Us Research Program

Panelist: Katherine Blizinsky, policy director for the All of Us Research Program.

Law Enforcement and Genetic Data

Moderator: Sarah Zhang, staff writer, The Atlantic, covering science.

Panelist: Ellen Wright Clayton, an internationally recognized leader in the field of law and genomics who holds appointments in Vanderbilt University’s medical school and law school, as well as the Center for Biomedical Ethics and Society. She is a Hastings Center fellow.

Panelist: CeCe Moore, chief genetic genealogist for Parabon Nanolabs, heading the Genetic Genealogy Services for law enforcement unit

Genomics, Human Behavior, and Social Outcomes

Moderator: Amy Harmon, Pulitzer prize-winning journalist at the New York Times covering the intersection of science and society.

Panelist: Erik Parens, a principal investigator of  “Wrestling with Social and Behavioral Genomics” and a senior research scholar at The Hastings Center.

Panelist: Melinda Mills, a genetic scientist at the Sociogenome Project and director of the Leverhulme Centre for Demographic Science (LCDS), University of Oxford.

Panelist: Arbel Harpak, assistant professor population health at University of Texas at Austin