In recent years we’ve seen enormous progress in the biomedical sciences. We’ve made huge strides in fields like genomics and stem cell research. But we’ve made very little progress in understanding the social implications of these advances. In this episode, we discuss where these advances may be leading us, and what kinds of challenges they may pose to us in the future.
The guest is Hank Greely, Professor of Law at Stanford University and Director of the Center for Law and the Biosciences, where he specializes in the legal and ethical implications of new biomedical technologies. He’s also chairman of California’s Human Stem Cell Research Advisory Committee and sits on many other boards and committees that study the societal effects of new biomedical technology. Martin Wasserman hosts.