Reporter 449, 20 March 2000

Leeds talks science

A week of discussions in Leeds city centre venues, starting today (Monday), will focus on the problematic relationship between the public at large and some aspects of scientific research.

Areas like genetic modification of foods, gene therapy in medicine and genome data banks have already attracted public debate. Speakers in the Leeds events will include Professor Brian Wynne, an adviser to the House of Lords; Dr Barbara Skene of the Wellcome Trust; Professor Norman Levitt of Rutgers University; Nature editor Dr Philip Campbell and Dr Naomi Pfeffer of Consumers for Ethics in Research.

Each presentation starts at 8pm and admission is free. For details, see the Reporter website.
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