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GENETICS, LAW, AND HUMAN RIGHTS

  • Date
    Thu, Dec 05

    Time
    12:30 PM — 2:00 PM

    Website
    http://www.ccny.cuny.edu/history/index.cfm

    Address
    North Academic Center
    City College of New York
    160 Convent Avenue

    Location
    North Academic Center, 1/201

    p: 212.650.7137

    Admission
    Free

  • Event Details

    Since the early twentieth century, genetics has joined with law to shape and reshape human rights.

    DANIEL J. KEVLES, Yale University: Since the early twentieth century, genetics has joined with law to shape and reshape human rights in reproduction, privacy, and medicine. This lecture will examine several episodes — among them the 1927 Buck v. Bell decision in which the U.S. Supreme Court upheld Virginia’s sterilization law and the Supreme Court’s decision this past June to overturn the patents on two breast-cancer genes —with regard to how and why law and genetics first limited and then came to bolster human rights.
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