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Because We Can, Should We?

  • April 6th, 2010 By: UM-Flint News

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Should you eat genetically engineered foods? Should athletes be allowed to use prosthetic legs, or inhale oxygen when competing at high altitudes? Should the highest bidder win a donated organ? These advancements prompt the question just because it’s possible, should we?

Join a special panel discussion Thursday, April 8, 11 a.m. in the Happenings Room in University Center featuring renowned expert on biotechnology and bioethics, Arthur Caplan, Ph.D.

Should you eat genetically engineered foods? Should athletes be allowed to use prosthetic legs, or inhale oxygen when competing at high altitudes? Should the highest bidder win a donated organ? These advancements prompt the question just because it’s possible, should we?

Join a special panel discussion Thursday, April 8, 11 a.m. in the Happenings Room in University Center featuring renowned expert on biotechnology and bioethics, Arthur Caplan, Ph.D., as he presents an ethical framework to think through some of the most difficult issues facing Americans today, and the impact these issues have on our lives. Caplan offers a glimpse of the most astounding scientific advancements that will become reality in short order.
The panel will also discuss the recently passed healthcare legislation.

Caplan is joined by Dean Barbara Kornblau of the UM-Flint School of Health Professions and Studies, Simon Cushing of the Philosophy Department and other distinguished guests. The panel discussion session is open to the public with free admission.

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