Virtually Speaking Science August 27, 2014: DNA – ethics, public & private interests
by Rob Rothfarb • August 27, 2014
Wednesday – August 27 – 5pm – 7pm PDT
VS Science @ Exploratorium – http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Exploratorium/148/53/26
5 – 6PM: Kelly Hills hosts journalist Mona Gable, author of Blood Brother: The Gene That Rocked My Family; about genetic testing, the discovery of her brother’s Huntington’s diagnosis and the subsequen choices faced by her family. Gable writes about women’s issues, health, travel. Also, Arctic explorer and budding scientist.
6 – 7PM: Kelly hosts freelance writer Amanda Wilson about Sequenced in the U.S.A.: A Desperate Town Hands Over Its DNA and Mining Your Genetic Data for Profit: The Dark Side of Biobanking.
@IPSNews & @UPI_Next alum, contributor to Urban Scrawl DC
A professional editor and writer in the medical sciences and humanities, Kelly Hills’ ethics-focused commentaries appear in The Guardian, Women’s Bioethics Blog, Nature Medicine and other venues.
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