Our “Darwin Day” program* will feature Bonnie LeRoy, Professor and Director of the Graduate Program of Study in Genetic Counseling at the University of Minnesota. While the science of genetics promises to improve our lives and potentially change our futures, what are the parameters of change and who is in control of it?
Prof. LeRoy will help us understand what we can learn from DNA testing: DNA tests-in-a-box, the BRACA gene, mouth swabs and more. Will our future success be determined by a simple test? Can scientists engineer a healthier, better me? Or, at least, better children? How do we tackle the ethical questions and threats to our personal autonomy that emerge with ever-increasing interest in and demand for DNA testing?
Please join us at 3pm for a cup of coffee, welcome and announcements; the presentation begins at 3:15pm and ends around 4:45pm. Then stay to socialize over nibbles and drinks.
Childcare is available upon request. Contact Audrey at [masked] by Feb. 13th to reserve space.
*Darwin Day has become an important event within the humanist community in the past couple of decades. While the actual day to commemorate Darwin’s birth is February 12th, we traditionally pay tribute to Darwin at our February chapter meetings.