Past Exploring Ethics Forums

Past programs that were held by the Ethics Center.

Editing the Genome of Mosquitoes

Date & Time Wed, 11/04/2015 5:30-7:00 P.M. Overview UCSD graduate student, Valentino Gantz, and Professor Ethan Bier recently published a Science paper describing a new mechanism of “gene drive.” This is not just a matter of editing the genes of a single individual, but an

Why What You Know About Protecting Privacy Might Be Wrong

 Date & Time Wed, 05/06/2015 at 5:30-7:00 PM Overview Privacy is a theme that enjoys increasing media attention. Besides Edward Snowden’s disclosures, recent news items include the consequences of Europe’s Draft Data Protection Directive on the use of personal data for advertising, and Mattel’s “Eavesdropping” Barbie

Preventing HIV by Understanding Patterns of Transmission

Date & Time Wed, 02/04/2015 5:30-7:00 PM Overview Preventing HIV by Understanding Patterns of Transmission Recent advances in medical technology have made it possible to rapidly obtain genetic information related to a variety of health care conditions. There are both risks and benefits associated with