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Advances in genetics from genetically modified foods to stem cell research to genetic testing have sparked polarized debates.  Yet, the general public is not having a robust conversation about the ethics and implications of these advances.  It is more important than ever that we all understand the issues.

 

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September 26, 2006 - Chicago

Why Should We Care About Genetics?

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October 28, 2006 - Chicago

What Will We Eat?  Genetics and Food

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November 8, 2006 - Chicago

How Free Are We?  Genetics and Free Will

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February 13, 2007 - Chicago

What Would You Do?  Genetic Testing and Life Decisions

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March 14, 2007 - Chicago

How Did We Get Here From Mendel?  The History of Genetics

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April 11, 2007 - Carbondale

Genetically Modified Food - What Are Our Choices?

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April 15, 2007 - Lewistown

Understanding Past Populations Using Ancient DNA: An Illinois Case Study

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April 18, 2007 - Chicago

Who Are You?  Genetics and Identity

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April 21, 2007 - Decatur

Bring Me the DNA of Abraham Lincoln: Who Makes Decisions for the Dead

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May 23, 2007 - Chicago

How Does Race Matter?  Genetics and Race

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June 6, 2007 - Chicago

Who Gets to Live?  Genetic Engineering and Human Diversity

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June 28, 2007 - Chicago

Where Did You Come From?  Genetics and Genealogy

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July 24, 2007 - Springfield

The Genius Factory

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July 30, 2007 - Chicago

Who Gets to Know?  Genetics and Privacy

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September 25, 2007 - Chicago

What is Fair?  Genetics and Public Policy

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