Will the Re-Engineering of Human Beings Re-Engineer Human Nature?

Tuesday, 8 February 2000 - 5:00pm6:30pm

Logan Hall, Rm 17, 249 S. 36th Street

Will the Re-Engineering of Human Beings Re-Engineer Human Nature?

Arthur Caplan

Trustee Professor of Bioethics, Director, Penn's Center for Bioethics, and Chief of Bioethics, University of Pennsylvania Health System.

Stephen Eck

Ann B. Young Assistant Professor of Medicine and Co-Director, Cancer Gene Therapy Programs of the Institute for Human Gene Therapy, UPHS.

Will the genetic revolution be to the 21st century what physics was to the 20th? Noted bioethicist Arthur Caplan and geneticist Stephen Eck discuss the new realities of genetic testing, gene therapy, and genetic engineering as scientists map the human genome and begin to control the mysteries of heredity. Will eugenics dominate our future? Will reductionism shape our images of who we are and what we can become?

Arthur L. Caplan is Trustee Professor of Bioethics, Director, Penn's Center for Bioethics, and Chief of Bioethics, University of Pennsylvania Health System.

Stephen Eck is Ann B. Young Assistant Professor of Medicine and Co-Director, Cancer Gene Therapy Programs of the Institute for Human Gene Therapy, UPHS.

Event is free and open to the public. Pre-registration required.