There’s a debate on this topic scheduled for 12:00 p.m., March 11, 2014, at Wasserstein Hall, Cambridge, Massachusetts. The event is free, and open to the public.
The debate is sponsored by the Petrie-Flom Center For Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics at Harvard Law School. This is the same group that produced the recent symposium on Institutional Corruption and Pharmaceutical Policy.
The debate will be moderated by I. Glen Cohen, Professor Law at Harvard and Co-Director of the Petri-Flom Center.
- Steven E. Hyman, Director of the Stanley Center for Psychiatric Research at the Broad Institute and Harvard University Distinguished Service Professor of Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology
- Anne Becker, Maude and Lillian Presley Professor of Global Health and Medicine, Harvard Medical School
- Nita Farahany, Professor of Law, Professor of Genome Sciences & Policy, and Professor of Philosophy at Duke University
It is encouraging that these kinds of issues are being discussed. Readers living in the Cambridge area might like to attend, but I imagine that the Petri-Flom Center will publish transcripts/summaries after the event, for general release.
Thanks to Dustin Salzedo on Twitter for the link to the debate.