Events

Past Event

Vence L. Bonham, J.D.: Social Justice and Genome Editing: Voices of the Sickle Cell Disease Community

April 16, 2018
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Rm. 10-405A&B, Irving Institute for Clinical and Translational Research, 10th Floor, Presbyterian Hospital (PH) Building, 622 W. 168th Street

Seminar on Ethical, Legal and Social Implications of Genetics

Center for Research on Ethical/Legal/Social Implications of Psychiatric, Neurologic & Behavioral Genetics; Department of Psychiatry; Columbia University Medical Center  

Social Justice and Genome Editing: Voices of the Sickle Cell Disease Community

Vence L. Bonham, J.D., Associate Investigator, Social and Behavioral Research Branch, National Human Genome Research Institute, National Institutes of Health

Genome-editing technologies are reported to have the promise to cure, ease, and possibly prevent the burden of numerous genetic diseases. One of the first uses of genome editing could involve treatment of sickle cell disease. In this talk, Dr. Bonham will present findings from a recent study that investigates the knowledge, values and opinions of the U.S. sickle cell disease community about participation in genome-editing clinical trials and the future use of the technology in clinical care.   

Upcoming Presentations

May 18th – Robert Krueger, PhD, Dept. of Psychology, University of Minnesota

 

For further information or to convey suggestions about future speakers, contact Paul S. Appelbaum, MD, Director, Center for Research on Ethical/Legal/Social Implications of Psychiatric, Neurologic & Behavioral Genetics, Department of Psychiatry, at 646-774-8630 or psa21@columbia.edu.