One Origin, One Race, One Earth: Genetics, Human Rights and the Next Phase of Human Evolution
15 to 17 November 2007
The human genome is our common bloodline and our future. As geneticists continue to explore life at its molecular level, the challenge for geneticists, ethicists, and lawyers is to ensure that ethics and law keep pace. We must also ensure that the fruits of such research are applied without prejudice for the benefit of those who are living and those yet to be born.
One Origin, One Race, One Earth: Genetics, Human Rights and the Next Phase of Human Evolution will address legal and ethical issues attendant to genetics -- issues that lead us into the heart of what it is to be human.
The confirmed keynote speakers are:
Dr. Gregory Stock, author of Redesigning Humans: Our Inevitable Genetic Future, will deliver the keynote address to open the conference at a reception, Thursday, 6:00 p.m., Nov. 15/07
Margaret Atwood, author of Oryx and Crake, will deliver the banquet address, Saturday, 7:00 p.m., Nov. 17/07
Web address: http://www.aclrc.com/OneOrigin/
Sponsored by: Alberta Civil Liberties Research Centre