Science & Society Roundtable with Nita A. Farahany - Governing Reproduction

September 24, 2015 • 12:00 PM • North Building room 232

Since the recent release of undercover videos, purportedly showing Planned Parenthood personnel engaged in illegal activity and selling fetal tissue for a profit, several states have taken action to withdraw funding from Planned Parenthood clinics and restrict the use of fetal tissue. Around the same time, in a world first, Chinese scientists have reported editing the genomes of human embryos. The published research results confirmed widespread rumors that such experiments had been conducted. And just a few months ago, the UK gave the green light to the first germline-gene modification technique called mitochondrial transfer. The Health Law Society would like to invite you to join Nita A. Farahany, PhD, JD, Director of the Duke Initiative for Science & Society, and Professor of Law & Philosophy, who will discuss the ethical and policy implications of these controversial advances. Sponsored by Health Law Society. For more information, please contact Bob Zhao at