Regulating Reproduction, Replication & Research: Governing IVF, Stem Cells, Cloning & Germline Genetics

Wednesday, October 10, 2001 - 11:30am to 1:00pm

Mondale Hall, Room 25, University of Minnesota Law School

Prof. Annas focused on the novel legal issues raised by rapid advances in reproductive medicine and genetics, including IVF, stem cell research, cloning, and germline genetics. He argued that legislatures have failed to deal with these issues, while judges have met with limited success. He also recommended specific legislative action on the state, federal, and international levels.


Prof. Kenneth Keller
Humphrey Institute, University of Minnesota

Prof. John Wagner
Stem Cell Institute, University of Minnesota 

George Annas, JD, MPH, is the Edward R. Utley Professor and Chair of the Department of Health Law, Bioethics & Human Rights at Boston University School of Public Health, and Professor in Boston University's Schools of Medicine and Law. He is the cofounder of Global Lawyers and Physicians, a transnational professional association of lawyers and physicians working together to promote human rights and health. He received his JD from Harvard Law School and MPH from the Harvard School of Public Health.

October 10, 2001