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2013 Winter Lecture Series - Saviour Siblings and Criminal Genes: Law and technology in the 21st century

Associate Professor Colin Gavaghan heads the newly-established Centre for Law and Policy in Emerging Technologies, the only New Zealand-based research centre that will examine the legal, ethical and policy issues around new technologies.

In his talk he will discuss issues such as 'saviour siblings' - human embryos selected for implantation based on their suitability to donate life-saving tissue to an existing sibling, and the prospect of neuroscience and genetic findings being increasingly used as a factor in sentencing convicted criminals with certain genetic variations or brain abnormalities linked to violent behaviour.

Date Thursday, 15 August 2013
Time 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Audience Public
Event Category Research Events
Event Type Winter Lecture Series
Location Auckland Centre, Level 4, University of Otago House, 385 Queen Street, Auckland
Contact NameCara Postlewaight
Contact Phone64 9 373 9700

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