'Babies by Design: Redefining Humans?' symposium slated at UCLA Jan. 27

Media Contact

Claudia Luther
Advisory for SUNDAY, JAN. 27
 
WHAT:
This free, half-day symposium explores the complex challenges and choices associated with new embryo-testing technologies, which provide parents with increasingly more genetic information and invite them to select only the best traits for their children. This sixth annual symposium in genetics is sponsored by UCLA's Center for Society and Genetics.
 
WHO:


  • Lisa Nash, who, after giving birth to a daughter with a devastating genetic disorder, proposed using genetic screening to have a second baby whose cord blood could be used to treat her daughter's disease.

  • Paul Miller, director of the University of Washington's Disability Studies Program

  • Edward R.B. McCabe, co-director of the UCLA Center for Society and Genetics and physician-in-chief of UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital

  • Judith F. Daar, visiting professor at the UCLA School of Law

  • Wayne W. Grody, professor of pathology and laboratory medicine, pediatrics, and human genetics at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

 
WHEN:
9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 27
 
WHERE:
Covel Commons in Sunset Village, on the UCLA campus.
 
BACKGROUND:
The UCLA Center for Society and Genetics is unique nationwide in the variety of disciplines it brings to bear on genetic research and medicine. For more information, visit the center's Web site at www.socgen.ucla.edu.
 
MEDIA CONTACT:
Claudia Luther, UCLA Office of Media Relations, (310) 206-8258 or (310) 489-8942, [email protected].
 
PARKING:
Campus parking is available for $8 at Sunset Village; courtesy parking is available to journalists by reservation.
Media Contact:
Claudia Luther