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University of Nebraska Public Policy Center

Human Genome Public Policy Seminar

The Human Genome Public Policy Seminar, hosted by the Public Policy Center, convened March 24, 1999. The seminar investigated public policy implications of the Human Genome Project, the international research effort mapping the sequence of the human genome.

The seminar convened select researchers and professionals with an interest in the Human Genome project to discuss policy-relevant issues, review Nebraska initiatives, and discuss possible future multi-disciplinary investigations.

The seminar featured four invited researchers from the Ethical, Legal, and Social Implications (ELSI) Faculty Institute project at Dartmouth College. The researchers gave an overview of significant public policy challenges around the nation, as well as presenting their model multi-disciplinary undergraduate and Faculty Summer Institute course, “The Ethical, Legal, and Social Implications of the Human Genome Project.” The seminar also included a report on the findings and recommendations of the Nebraska Commission on Human Genetic Technologies.

Invited Researchers:

Ronald M. Green, Ph.D.
Director, Ethics Institute and Professor of Religion, Dartmouth College

David J. Bzik, Ph.D.
Albert Scherr, J.D.

Professor of Law, Franklin Pierce Law Center

Barbara J. Hillinger

Assistant Director, Ethics Institute, Dartmouth College

The Dartmouth faculty participated in the seminar courtesy of the generous arrangements made by Dr. Peter Longo and the University of Nebraska at Kearney

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