CFP: Consuming Genetics: The Ethical and Legal Considerations of Consumer Genetic Technologies – Boston, MA

Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology and Bioethics at Harvard Law School

The Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics at Harvard Law School is pleased to announce plans for our 2019 annual conference: “Consuming Genetics: The Ethical and Legal Considerations of Consumer Genetic Technologies,”  which will take place May 17, 2019.

We seek papers that offer innovative conceptualizations and advance inventive approaches. Abstracts should focus on the fresh contributions the presentation will make, including sketches of the supporting arguments. The abstract should include (but not be limited to) a paragraph summarizing the issue that will be addressed and any currently contending views about its resolution. Successful abstracts will explicitly address how the proposed presentation will address the ethical and/or legal challenges presented by the rise of consumer genetic technologies.
Proposals should demonstrate a clear linkage to all three aspects of the conference: genetic technologies, bioethics, and law. Papers that focus on ethics should include substantial discussion of policy implications. Relatedly, law will be treated broadly to include governmental policy decisions more generally. Successful abstracts will propose or outline an argument/position, rather than merely stating a topic.

Deadline: If you are interested in participating, please send a 1-page abstract of the paper you would plan to present to petrie-flom{@] as soon as possible, but not later than October 15, 2018.

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