The End of Sex: The Future of Human Reproduction

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DATE:  Friday December 12, 2014   ABSTRACT : 

What is the future of human reproduction? Within the next 20 to 40 years, it is likely that the majority of babies in developed countries will be conceived in IVF clinics and receive whole genome sequencing as embryos, before being selected for transfer to a womb. This talk will discuss how and why this will come to pass, before exploring some of its consequences.


VENUE:  KPMG - 3975 Freedom Circle, Santa Clara, CA 95054  
Caricature Artist, Violin,
Voice, & Guitar Music
Cocktails & Buffet Dinner
6:15-7:00pm Entertainment show with Greg Finch
7:00-7:30pm Keynote Speaker Hank Greely
7:30-7:50pm Networking
Hank Greely, Ph.D., Deane F. and Kate Edelman Johnson Professor of Law, Stanford University

A leading expert on the legal, ethical, and social issues surrounding health law and the biosciences, Hank Greely (BA ’74) specializes in the implications of new biomedical technologies, especially those related to neuroscience, genetics, and stem cell research. He frequently serves as an advisor on California, national, and international policy issues. He is chair of California’s Human Stem Cell Research Advisory Committee and a co-director of the Law and Neuroscience Project, funded by the MacArthur Foundation. Active in university leadership, Professor Greely chairs the steering committee for the Stanford Center for Biomedical Ethics and directs both the law school’s Center for Law and the Biosciences and the Stanford Center for Biomedical Ethics’ Program in Neuroethics. Professor Greely serves on the Scientific Leadership Council for the university’s interdisciplinary Bio-X Program. Before joining the Stanford Law School faculty in 1985, Greely was a partner at Tuttle & Taylor, served as a staff assistant to the secretary of the U.S. Department of Energy, and as special assistant to the general counsel of the U.S. Department of Defense. He served as a law clerk to Justice Potter Stewart of the U.S. Supreme Court and to Judge John Minor Wisdom of the Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.Greely is also a professor (by courtesy) of genetics at Stanford School of Medicine


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