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Public talks on commercialization of genetics research

Ref. No. 118

DATE:     Mar. 21, 2002
SUBJECT:     Public talks on commercialization of genetics research

Note to editors:

There will be three public presentations at Memorial University next week on the commercialization of genetics research.

On Tuesday, March 26, Tim Caulfield of the University of Alberta will speak on the Commercialization of Human Genetics: The Conflicting Social Agenda. The talk takes place in Theatre E (Room 2956), 5-6 p.m. Health Sciences Centre.

On Wednesday March 27 there will be a Public Forum from 9-11:30 a.m. on the Commercialization of Human Genetics in Newfoundland and Labrador in Theatre A (Room 1622), Faculty of Medicine, HSC. The speakers are Henry Greely, Stanford University, Tim Caulfield, University of Alberta, Daryl Pullman, Memorial University, and Andrew Latus, Memorial University. Also on Wednesday there will be a lecture in the Community Health Series from 12:00-1:00 p.m. by Henry Greely on Ethical Issues in Population-Wide Human Genetics Research. The lecture will take place in the Main Auditorium, Faculty of Medicine, HSC.


For further information, or to arrange for interviews with speakers, contact: Dr. Daryl Pullman at 777-6220 or Sharon Gray, information officer (health sciences) at 777-8397.


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