Examine cutting-edge issues in science with COSI, the Ohio State University, and WOSU through this unique panel discussion. The OSU Department of Entomology, WOSU and COSI will present its annual panel discussion at the nexus of science and religion. This year our theme investigates whether manipulation of the human genome has the potential to radically change what it means to be human. We can all agree that the potential for gene therapy to fix life-threatening disease is a good thing. But what about altering our unborn children so that they have characteristics not found in their DNA? Further, a host of other issues arise, such as: Who owns your genome? Who should have access to therapies that may not be covered by insurance? And, do you really want to know what is in your genome? How far down this road should we go and who should decide what is right or wrong? A panel of legal, medical and ethics professionals address this important issue.
Scheduled Panelists Include:
- Fred Andrle, Former "Open Line" host (WOSU)
- Ellen Deason Professor (OSU College of Law)
- Donald Hubin, Professor emeritus (OSU Department of Philosophy)
- Britton Rink, Assistant Professor (OSU College of Medicine and Nationwide Children's Hospital)