Ethics in Science Lecture by Sarah Chan (University of Edinburgh Centre for Biomedicine Self and Society, UK)

Title: "Toward a Global Germline Ethics: Facing humanity's genome-edited future?"

Sarah Chan

Time and venue: 4.00 p.m. at the Lecture Hall of the Max Planck Institute for Brain Research, Max-von-Laue-Str. 4, 60438 Frankfurt am Main (Campus Riedberg)

Short bio
Sarah Chan is a Chancellor’s Fellow working in interdisciplinary bioethics at the Usher Institute for Population Health Sciences and Informatics, and Co-Director of the Mason Institute for Medicine, Life Sciences and Law, University of Edinburgh. Previously, from 2005 to 2015, she was a Research Fellow in Bioethics at the University of Manchester, first at the Centre for Social Ethics and Policy and from 2008 the Institute for Science Ethics and Innovation. Sarah’s research focuses on the ethics of new biomedical technologies, including stem cell and embryo research; reproductive medicine; synthetic biology; gene therapy and genetic modification; and human and animal enhancement.  Her current work draws on these interests to explore the ethics of emerging modes of biomedicine at the interface of health care research, medical treatment and consumer medicine including population-level health and genetic data research; the use of biomaterials in both research and treatment; and access to experimental treatments and medical innovation.

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