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Who Owns Your Body? Legal and Social Issues in Michael Crichton’s NEXT

May 21, 2007, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Michael Crichton to speak at 4 p.m.
Reception to follow 

Chicago-Kent College of Law Auditorium
565 W. Adams St.
Chicago, IL

www.whoownsyourbody.org 

Sponsored by the Institute for Science, Law and Technology

In a world in which institutions can patent genes found naturally in your body, researchers have financial incentives to undertake certain types of research, bodies donated to medical schools for research can end up in the black market for organ donation, and physicians can claim ownership to tissue taken from your body, what can we do about it? Patents on human genes, disputes over the body, the commercialization of academic science, and conflicts in biomedical research raise important legal, ethical and social issues. This conference, sponsored by the Institute for Science, Law and Technology at the Illinois Institute for Technology, will discuss current laws, proposed legislation and other policy solutions to address these issues.

The conference is free and open to the public, but registration is requested. For attorneys seeking CLE credit (4 hours, Illinois only), a $20 fee applies. Visit www.whoownsyourbody.org for a full agenda and to register.

For more information about the event, please contact Jill Craig at jcraig@kentlaw.edu or 312-906-5122.

 

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