The ESRC Genomics Forum is supporting a series of events examining social and ethical aspects of genomics research at this year's Edinburgh International Book Festival.
Sunday 20 August 2006
Sheila McLean in conversation with Joan Bakewell
Highland Park Spiegeltent, 7.30pm-8.45pm
Leading expert on medical ethics Professor Sheila McLean is well known for her broadcasting and journalism on the many moral and legal issues raised by modern medical intervention. In Modern Dilemmas: Choosing Children she discusses the huge advances in genetic and reproductive science and what they mean for families, in conversation with renowned broadcaster Joan Bakewell.
Tuesday 22 August 2006
Ian Wilmut with Richard Holloway
Highland Park Spiegeltent, 7.30pm-8.45pmAn evening discussion which goes to the heart of some of the trickiest ethical challenges of our day. Ian Wilmut was responsible for the team which created the first cloned animal and now pioneers reproductive science. Join him and philosopher and former bishop Richard Holloway and journey to the heart of questions posed by scientific advances.
Friday 25 August 2006
Ken MacLeod and Charles Stross
Highland Park Spiegeltent, 7.30pm-8.45pmHow and why do novellists use science in their fiction? is fiction a way of helping the public understand some of the concepts and advances in the ever-changing scientific field? Join two leading science fiction writers of enormously inventive narratives to discuss the fascinating coming together of two different worlds.