Aggressive marketing techniques and the popularization of “gifting” recreational ancestry tests has led more consumers than ever to the world of personal genetic testing. Yet, the recent arrest of the Golden State Killer suspect has heightened concerns about privacy and...
Paul Knoepfler and Nathaniel Comfort
Paul Knoepfler, author of the just-released GMO Sapiens: The Life-Changing Science of Designer Babies, will talk about the book and its implications with historian of science Nathaniel Comfort. This live online event is part of Talking Biopolitics 2016, a series of conversations with cutting-edge thinkers about the social meanings of human biotechnologies. For updates and background materials, check out the Facebook event page. We'll livetweet the conversation on Twitter using #TalkingBiopolitics.
About the Book
GMO Sapiens tackles in a clear and approachable style the history and science behind the hot topic of genetically modified organisms including plants, foods, animals, and potentially, humans. "Scientists are on the verge of being able to create people who are GMOs. Should they do it? Could we become a healthier and 'better' species or might eugenics go viral leading to a real, new world of genetic dystopia?"
Alexandra Minna Stern, Professor of American Culture at the University of Michigan and member of the...