Some people regard genetic screening and testing as aspects of a brave, new, and wonderful world; others regard the new genetics as a reversion to the Nazi past. On Tuesday, November 30, Ruth will use the history of the mandated genetic screening program for Beta-thalassemia on the island of Cypus as a case study into the ethics of contemporary genetic screening. Her talk, “Climbing Up or Down the Slippery Slope? The Moral Paradoxes of Genetic Screening,” explores the possibility that neither its proponents nor its objectors have got it quite right.
Details: 7 PM, November 30, Hostetter Chapel Sanctuary, Messiah College.