Lectures

Even a Moon Shot Needs a Flight Plan: Genetics and Ethics in the Obama Administration

2018–2019 Kim and Judy Davis Dean’s Lecture in the Social Sciences
Photo by Kevin Grady/Radcliffe InstitutePhoto by Kevin Grady/Radcliffe Institute

Alondra Nelson will discuss the Obama administration’s Office of Science and Technology Policy and, in particular, the evolution of the Precision Medicine Initiative (PMI) in the United States.

If “health is politics by other means,” as Nelson has argued, how does the good biocitizen understand the PMI and endeavors like it, especially given the explicit efforts of its organizers and emissaries to better address racial and ethnic differences in the gathering of data and distribution of research benefits?

Registration is closed, but walk-in attendees will be accommodated if space is available.

Free and open to the public.