Monday, March 23, 2009

DNA Ethics Debate

The Economist is hosting a debate on the timely topic of DNA databases (this Wednesday NZ time):

"This house believes that people's DNA sequences are their business, and nobody else's."

For: Professor Arthur Caplan - Emmanuel and Robert Hart Professor of Bioethics and Director, Centre for Bioethics, Penn University.

Against: Mr J. Craig Venter - Founder and president of the J. Craig Venter Institute and founder and CEO of Synthetic Genomic.