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Recent medical advances in the field of genetics have raised serious legal, religious and ethical issues, which will be explored at this conference.
Internationally recognized speakers will discuss such areas of interest as the Human Genome The human genome is the genome of Homo sapiens, which is composed of 24 distinct pairs of chromosomes (22 autosomal + X + Y) with a total of approximately 3 billion DNA base pairs containing an estimated 20,000–25,000 genes. Project, Genetic Engineering, Human Stem Cell stem cell
In living organisms, an undifferentiated cell that can produce other cells that eventually make up specialized tissues and organs. There are two major types of stem cells, embryonic and adult. Research and the use of fetal and cloned materials to extend life. These topics as well as related issues of research in third world countries will be discussed from legal, medical and religious perspectives.
Not only is the symposium honored to host speakers who have been recognized as international leaders in the fields of bioethics, medical genetics medical genetics
The study of the etiology, pathogenesis, and natural history of diseases and disorders that are at least partially genetic in origin. and the legal implications of the Human Genome Project, the conference will provide discussions focused on legally pertinent topics such as issues of expert witness testimony in these rapidly changing disciplines. In keeping with the mission of St. Thomas University, these same issues will also be explored as they relate to the Catholic, Jewish, Protestant and Islamic faiths.
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The symposium will take place at St. Thomas University School of Law, 16400 NW 32 Avenue in Miami and is free of charge. Complimentary luncheons will be provided and registrants will be eligible for three CLER's.