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New Tools for Science Policy
Can "Do-It-Yourself" Biology Handle Our
Biggest Health Challenges?

April 27, 2011
5:30 p.m.
ASU Washington DC Center
1834 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20009

Light refreshments provided
Please RSVP to seanahays@gmail.com

Space is limited and early registration is recommended.

The question of how to best manage scientific and technological potential becomes more complex by the day. For example, the cost of pursuing sophisticated biological research has diminished to the point where a viable "Do-It-Yourself" (DIY) community has manifested, offering both the benefits if crowd-sourced solutions and the challenges of active governance, policing and security risks. How does one engage with an unbounded community of independently funded scientists addressing complex research with sometimes potentially perilous consequences?

Panelists:

Gerald Epstein
Director, Center for Science, Technology and Security Policy, AAAS

Daniel Grushkin
Co-founder and Vice-President of Genspace

Andrew Hessel
Founder and Managing Director, Pink Army Cooperative
Chair, Biotechnology & Bioinformatics, Singularity University

Jessica Tucker
Consultant, Office of Policy and Planning, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Moderator:

Sean Hays
Consortium for Science, Policy & Outcomes at ASU

Sponsored by the
Sponsored by the ASU Office of the President; the Consortium for Science, Policy and Outcomes (CSPO); the Center for Nanotechnology in Society;
Laura Dress, director of Community PAC for the Pink Army Cooperative and fellow at the Center for Policy on Emerging Technologies.

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