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Town Meeting on One of the Day’s Hottest Issues

GENETIC DISCRIMINATION AND CIVIL RIGHTS
Could "gene-ism" lead to job loss/discrimination?

Theater Arts Arena, Montgomery College Rockville Campus
51 Mannakee Street, Rockville
(Just West of MD 355)

Wednesday, April 17
6:30-9 p.m.

Genetic tests by the thousands are available to employers, insurers, government agencies. Could they be used to identify genetic minorities for discrimination? What are the ethical issues of fairness, equity, the right to privacy? This Town Meeting is sponsored by the Community Conversations program at Montgomery College, which enjoys a history of stimulating, informative exchanges.

 

KEYNOTE SPEAKER
Paul Lombardo, Director, Program in Law and Medicine, 
Center for Biomedical Ethics; University of Virginia Law Professor

PANELISTS
Joan Weiss, Co-Director, Human Genome Education Model Project;
Founding Director, Genetic Alliance

Gladys White, Nurse Bioethicist, Georgetown University

Rashidul Alam, Professor of Biology, Montgomery College


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