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UCSB Reads 2011: Thoughts from the Experts

Hear from the campus experts!

What are the issues related to genetic research and ethics, medical access and poverty, or the social and economic impacts of genetic identity?  Read what the experts on campus say and add your opinions, thoughts, and questions here.


1.  Gene Lucas, Executive Vice Chancellor: UCSB Reads, 2011

2.  Michael Witherell, Vice Chancellor for Research: Comments on the Ethics of Research Using Human Cells

3.  Dennis Clegg: Professor, Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology.  Essay on the The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks: A Biologist's View.
Dr. Clegg earned his PhD in biochemistry from UC Berkeley and his current emphasis of research is in stem cell research.

4.  Laury Oaks: Associate Professor, Department of Feminist Studies, affiliated in Departments of Anthropology and Sociology.  Comments on Rebecca Skloot's The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks.
Dr. Oaks
earned her PhD in anthropology and population dynamics from Johns Hopkins University.  Her areas of study include reproductive politics; anthropology of health, medicine, and science; and feminist and community based participatory research. 


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