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03: The Genetics of Inequality

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How do our genes change our lives, and how do our lives change our genes? Genetic inequality has been linked to the causes of disease, social status, racial differences, etc., sometimes with devastating consequences. But we may be facing even greater problems when genetic inequality becomes a commercial commodity, a technological product that can be purchased: life as an App store. Among other questions, this seminar will investigate how access to genetic intervention is going to be regulated. Should genetic enhancements be available in the same way as gene therapy?

Speakers

Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Cell Biology, Max F. Perutz Laboratories, University of Vienna
Executive Director, Center for Genetics and Society, Berkeley Chair

Dr. Renée SCHROEDER

Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Cell Biology, Max F. Perutz Laboratories, University of Vienna

1972-1978 Mag.rer.nat, Biochemie, Universität Wien
1978-1981 Dr.rer.nat, Biochemie, Universität Wien
1972-1978 Post-doc, LMU, München
1982-1985 Post-doc/ EMBO Stipendium, CNRS, Gif/Yvette; Wadsworth Center
1987-1989 Post-doc/ Schrödinger Stipendium, New York
1993 Habilitation in Genetik, Universität Wien
1995-2004 Ao. Prof. Institut für Mikrobiologie und Genetik, Universität Wien
1989-2004 Gruppenleiterin am Institut für Mikrobiologie und Genetik, Universität Wien
 
 Synergistische Aktivitäten:
 1.Öffentliche Funktionen
seit 2006 Professur für RNA-Biochemie, Universität Wien
1998-2004 Österreichische Delegierte beim EMBO council
2001-2005 Mitglied der Bioethikkommission
2005-2010 Vizepräsidentin des Österreichischen Wissenschaftsfonds FWF
 
 2.Akademischen Funktionen
seit 2010 Mitglied des Rates für Forschung und Technologieentwicklung
1999-2002 Vorsitzenden der Studienkommission für Molekularbiologie
 
 3.Editorial
 Seit 2007 Editor in Chief of RNA Biology
 
 4.Nachwuchsförderung VIPS Programm
2004-2006 Vizedekanin der Fakultät für Lebenswissenschaften

Ph.D. Marcy DARNOVSKY

Executive Director, Center for Genetics and Society, Berkeley

1994-1995 Adjunct Faculty, Department of Sociology, California State University, East Bay, Hayward
1995-2001 Adjunct Faculty, Hutchins School of Liberal Studies, Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park
2001-2012 Associate Executive Director, CGS - Center for Genetics and Society, Berkeley
since 2013 Executive Director, Center for Genetics and Society, Berkeley

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