Guest lecture by Britta van Beers, hosted by ASA International Law
The revolutionary developments in genetic and stem cell research have enabled sexless reproduction. Prospective parents may choose from dozens of embryos (whose genetic makeup is known) to pick one or two for implantation, gestation, and birth. The ethical and legal challenges as result of implementing these new technologies will be discussed in this lecture.
What are the meaning of humanity and human rights when we can design our offspring? Are ‘PGD’ (preimplantation genetic diagnosis) and IVF (vitro fertilization) the end of sex and future of reproduction?
Britta van Beers is associate professor at the VU University Law school. In her teaching and research she explores the legal-philosophical aspects of biomedical technologies, including assisted reproduction.”
Date, Time & Location
16th of November
13:00 – 15:00
REC-Building room A2.12
The lecture will be followed by a Q&A
Free for ASA members!
€5 for non-members (pay with cash at the location)
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