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Third Annual AAAS-Hitachi Science & Society lecture

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The American Association for the Advancement of Science and Hitachi Ltd. are pleased to invite you to the Third Annual AAAS-Hitachi Lecture on Science & Society Address by Thomas H. Murray titled "Synthetic Biology: What is it? What challenges does it pose to ethics and public policy?" The American Association for the Advancement of Science and Hitachi Ltd. are pleased to invite you to the Third Annual AAAS-Hitachi Lecture on Science & Society Address by Thomas H. Murray titled "Synthetic Biology: What is it? What challenges does it pose to ethics and public policy?"

Thomas H. Murray is President and CEO of The Hastings Center. Dr. Murray was formerly the Director of the Center for Biomedical Ethics in the School of Medicine at Case Western Reserve University, where he was also the Susan E. Watson Professor of Bioethics. He serves on many editorial boards, has been president of the Society for Health and Human Values and of the American Society for Bioethics and Humanities, and among other current posts serves as Chair of the Ethical Issues Review Panel for the World Anti-Doping Agency and as International Expert Advisor to Singapore's Bioethics Advisory Committee.

Dr. Murray has testified before many Congressional committees and is the author of more than 250 publications. He is also editor, with Maxwell J. Mehlman, of the Encyclopedia of Ethical, Legal and Policy Issues in Biotechnology. He is currently principal investigator of The Hastings Center's project, funded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, on ethics and synthetic biology.

When:

Thursday, October 28, 2010

4:30 pm Coffee
5:00 pm Lecture
6:30 pm Reception

Where:

AAAS Auditorium, 2nd floor
1200 New York Ave., NW
Entrance at 12th and H Streets, NW
Washington, D.C.

RSVP: http://www.aaas.org/spp/hitachi