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February 8th, 2007

Human Rights for the 21st Century:Rights of the Person to Technological Self-Determination



IHEU- Appignani Humanist Center for Bioethics and Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies


Human Rights for the 21st Century:
Rights of the Person to Technological Self-Determination

May 11-13, 2007

The conference will address the various roles of emerging technologies and other products of scientific progress in today's society, as well as their implications for the pursuit of bioethics. Potential topics to be considered include nanotechnology in medical treatment, novel vaccines against addictive behaviors, Internet-enabled social networking and engineering, designer genetic engineering, novel transplantable tissue and organ generation, neuroscience and its application to medical advances, as well as reproductive science and women's rights. The conference intends to provide an open forum for interaction between various stakeholders in this debate, including those representing public, private, and international sectors.


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