Symposium on behavioral genetics

The Center for Integration of Research on Genetics and Ethics and the Center for Biomedical Ethics are hosting a symposium June 6 on behavioral genetics, "Interpreting complexity: The scientific and social meaning of behavioral genetics."

The talks and discussions will explore the complexity of gene-environment interactions in shaping behavior, as well as the relationship between scientific and social interpretations of behavior. Speakers include Dean Hamer, PhD, of the National Cancer Institute; Barry Steinhardt, JD, of the American Civil Liberties Union, and Dan Brock, PhD, professor of medical ethics at Harvard Medical School.

The event is open to the public and begins at 1 p.m. in the Clark Center auditorium, with a reception following at 6 p.m. For additional information, visit http://cirge.stanford.edu/conf-06-06-06/index.html or contact Jennifer McCormick, PhD, at jenmc@stanford.edu or 724-6641.