Presbyterian Hospital Building (Room 10-405A&B), 622 W. 168th Street, New York
Speaker:Matthew Liao, PhD, Arthur Zitrin Professor of Bioethics, Director of the Center for Bioethics, New York University
Advances in genomic technologies such as CRISPR-Cas9, mitochondrial replacement techniques, and in vitro gametogenesis may soon give us more precise and efficient tools to have children with certain traits such as beauty, intelligence, athleticism, and so on. The prospect of being able to shape and determine the characteristics of human offspring raises the question of whether it is morally permissible to do so. In this talk, I explore a new approach to reproductive genetic engineering, a Human Rights Approach.
For further information or to convey suggestions about future speakers, contact Paul S. Appelbaum, MD, Director, Center for Research on Ethical/Legal/Social Implications of Psychiatric, Neurologic & Behavioral Genetics, Department of Psychiatry, at646-774-8630 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Matthew Liao, PhD, is a philosopher interested in a wide range of issues including ethics, epistemology, metaphysics, moral psychology, and bioethics. They are the Arthur Zitrin Chair of Bioethics and am the Director of the Center for Bioethics and Affiliated Professor in the Department of Philosophy at New York University. They wrote The Right to Be Loved (Oxford University Press, 2015); Moral Brains: The Neuroscience of Morality (Oxford University Press, 2016); Philosophical Foundations of Human Rights (Oxford University Press, 2015); and over 50 articles in philosophy and bioethics.
This event is sponsored by the Center for Research on Ethical/Legal/Social Implications of Psychiatric, Neurologic & Behavioral Genetics, and the Department of Psychiatry, Columbia University Medical Center. This seminar is part of the Seminar on Ethical, Legal and Social Implications of Genetics series.