Past Event

Rayna Rapp – Banking on DNA: The New Non-Invasive Prenatal Tests in Comparative Perspective

January 8, 2018
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
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Irving Institute for Clinical and Translational Research, Presbyterian Hospital Building, 622 West 168th Street, New York

Speaker: Rayna Rapp, Professor of Anthropology, New York University

Qualitative social scientists have produced powerful and nuanced analyses of the benefits and burdens experienced by pregnant women and their supporters when accessing reproductive technologies. What lessons can be drawn from this ethnographic corpus that will help us to situate the social and cultural tensions now spreading with the rapid expansion and uptake of the new non-invasive prenatal tests?

This talk is part of the Seminar on Ethical, Legal and Social Implications of Genetics organized by the Center for Research on Ethical/Legal/Social Implications of Psychiatric, Neurologic & Behavioral Genetics, Columbia University Medical Center.