Custom Kids? Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis


01/04/2007 - Reproductive genetics confronts individuals and society with myriad personal and social policy choices, yet the costs and consequences of these choices and the values each choice embodies have not been fully explored.

This panel discussion—Thought Leaders to Examine Policy Options for Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis—by The John Hopkins University Genetics and Public Policy Center is convening a diverse panel of thought leaders to discuss the ethical, social and scientific implications of this potent new technology.

Moderator: Kathy Hudson, Director of the Genetics and Public Policy Center

Speakers & Panelists:
Newt Gingrich, Former Speaker of the House
Laurie Strongin Goldberg, Family Representative
Amy Laura Hall, Assistant Professor of Theological Ethics, Duke University
Bernadine Healy, Former President & CEO of the American Red Cross and NIH Director
Tom Murray, President, Hastings Center
John Podesta, President, Center for American Progress
Joe Leigh Simpson, Chair, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Baylor College of Medicine

To view video of event, visit the Genetics and Public Policy Center site.

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