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Genes, Food and Cultural Diversity: Why Some Like It Hot

When: Mar 29, 2005 at 3:00 PM
Where: Foster Auditorium, 101 Pattee Library,

This lecture is hosted by Science, Medicine and Technology in Culture, and is co-sponsored by Penn State Institutes of the Environment presented by Gary Nabhan, Director, Center for Sustainable Environments, Northern Arizona University. Genes, Food and Cultural Diversity: Why Some Like It Hot - Read More…

Establishing a Native American Genetic Research Program: The Role of the International Biological Program

When: Feb 15, 2005 at 3:00 PM
Where: Foster Auditorium, 101 Pattee Library

Margot Iverson is a doctoral candidate in the Program in the History of Science and Technology at the University of Minnesota. Her lecture will feature a discussion on The International Biological Program. Establishing a Native American Genetic Research Program: The Role of the International Biological Program - Read More…

The Haplotype Map Project: Refiguring the Genome with Respect to Population (and Politics)

When: Nov 06, 2003 at 4:00 PM
Where: 102 Weaver Building

Stephanie Malia Fullerton, Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Department of Anthropology at Penn State University, is a human population geneticist retraining in the history and philosophy of human genetics with a fellowship from the NIH Ethical, Legal, and Social Implications (ELSI) program of the National Human Genome Research Institute. Born in Hilo, Hawaii, she is a graduate of Occidental College, Los Angeles (AB, Biochemistry) and of the University of Oxford, UK (Postgraduate Diploma, Human Biology; DPhil, Human Population Genetics), where she was a Rhodes Scholar at Somerville College. She served as a University Lecturer (assistant professor) in the Department of Anthropology, University of Durham, UK, for several years before returning to the US to pursue research full-time. Her scientific publications have focused on the identification and interpretation of human genetic variation, as it relates both to human evolutionary history and the genetic basis of common complex disease. With the opportunity to retrain, she has chosen to turn her scientific gaze toward her fellow geneticists, focusing on the epistemological, ethical, and historical phenomena underlying contemporary scientists' understandings of population-level variation in the human genome. The Haplotype Map Project: Refiguring the Genome with Respect to Population (and Politics) - Read More…

Ordering Nature, Ordering the Polity: The Case of the Human Genome Diversity Project

When: Sep 25, 2003 at 4:00 PM
Where: Foster Auditorium, 101 Pattee Library

Preserving the Promise of Genomics: A Civil Rights Route to Protection from Genetic Discrimination

When: Sep 16, 2002 at 4:00 PM

Anita Silvers, Professor of Philosophy at San Francisco State University, has published seven books, including Medicine and Social Justice(with Rosamond Rhodes and Margaret Battin), Americans With Disabilities: Exploring Implications of the Law for Individuals and Institutions (with Leslie Francis), Disability, Difference, Discrimination: Perspectives on Justice in Bioethics and Public Policy (with David Wasserman and Mary Mahowald),Sociobiology and Human Nature (with Michael Gregory). and The Recombinant DNA Controversy (with Michael Gregory). She has written more than one hundred book chapters and articles on ethics and bioethics, social philosophy, aesthetics, law, feminism, and disability studies, In 2002, Silvers co-directed (with Eva Kittay) an NEH Summer Seminar on "Justice, Equality, and the Challenge of Disability." The California Faculty Association honored her with its Equal Rights Award for her work in making higher education more accessible to people with disabilities. Preserving the Promise of Genomics: A Civil Rights Route to Protection from Genetic Discrimination - Read More…

National Institute of Mental Health

When: from Mar 14, 2002 6:00 PM to Mar 16, 2002 6:00 PM