Past Event

Who Gets To Know? Genetics and Privacy

This event will be featured on 98.7WMFT as part of Voices: A Collection of Illinois Stories.

Air times:

  • Monday, December 17, 2007 at 6:50PM
  • Saturday, December 22, 2007 at 6:05AM

View this event and others in the Future Perfect series online or on television via the Illinois Channel.

Advances in genetics have made detailed information about our genetic makeup readily available and easier to attain. Who collects the information and who gets to keep it? What kind of power do those who gather and keep genetic information hold? Studying the genes of our ancestors and historical figures could prove to be enlightening. Yet, who’s to say they shouldn’t be able to take their DNA to the grave?


  • Lori B. Andrews, J.D., Distinguished Professor of Law; Director of the Institute for Science, Law and Technology; and Associate Vice President, Chicago Kent College of Law
  • William J. Catalona, M.D., Professor of Urology; Director, Clinical Prostate Cancer Program, Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center,Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
  • Russell Lewis, Executive Vice President, Chief Historian, Chicago History Museum
  • Larry Miller, Intermedia Artist

This event is presented in partnership with the American Medical Association, the Chicago History Museum, and the National Society of Genetic Counselors.

Reservations required. Reservations can be made online, via email, or by calling 312.422.5580.

If you need a sign interpreter,require other arrangements,to fully participate, or for more information, please call 312.422.5580.
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