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Rapp, Tilghman to speak on 'genetic citizens,' March 29

Rayna Rapp, professor of anthropology at New York University, will deliver a lecture titled "Genetic Citizens on the Biological Horizon" at 4:30 p.m. Monday, March 29, in Betts Auditorium, Architecture Building. Princeton University President Shirley M. Tilghman will act as discussant following the lecture.

Rapp conducts research on new reproductive technologies, the social impact of genome research, and kinship and disabilities. She is the author of the prize-winning book, "Testing Women, Testing the Fetus: The Social Impact of Amniocentesis in America."

Tilghman is a world-renowned scholar and leader in the field of molecular biology. A member of the National Research Council's committee that set the blueprint for the U.S. effort in the Human Genome Project, she also was one of the founding members of the National Advisory Council of the Human Genome Project Initiative for the National Institutes of Health.

The lecture is part of a colloquium series on "Life Technologies: Medicine, Culture and Ethics," intended to examine the moral, medical and political workings of life technologies in today's world. It is organized by Joao Biehl, assistant professor of anthropology.

The event is sponsored by the Center for the Study of Religion , Department of Anthropology, Center for Health and Wellbeing and Center for Human Values.

Contact: Ruth Stevens (609) 258-3601

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