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LML members to participate in international think tank: "Legal Boundaries and the 'Human' in Humanity"

last modified May 15, 2019 12:41 PM

From 9-11 June 2019, Dr Jeffrey Skopek (LML Deputy Director) and Dr Rumiana Yotova will participate in an international think tank on "Legal Boundaries and the 'Human' in Humanity" at McGill University. 

The think tank is being organized by Professor Bartha Knoppers (McGill) and Professor Hank Greely (Stanford).

It will bring together a diverse group of scholars to examine the future of legal characterisations of the "human" in three domains: the human genome; the human brain; and human cells and body parts.

Dr Skopek will present on "Human Enhancement/Therapies/Eugenics."   Dr Yotova will present on "Gene Editing and the Rights of Future Generations." 

After the event, the group will jointly write a policy forum piece.