Interdisc Sem, Soc Med & Genetics: Walker & Pardo-Manuel de Villena: ELSI of Mouse Genetics & Genomics

Rebecca Walker, PhD, Dept. of Social Medicine, UNC School of Medicine and Fernando Pardo-Manuel de Villena, PhD. Dept. of Genetics, UNC School of Medicine will consider: "The Ethical, Legal and Social Implications (ELSI) of Mouse Genetics & Genomics"

When Mar 12, 2013
from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Where Bondurant Hall G010
Contact Name Dionna Nalls
Contact Phone 919.962.7594
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ELSI researchers typically focus on issues of social significance for human beings in genetics/genomics research or in emerging clinical applications. But human subject research and patient treatment takes place against a backdrop of genetic/genomic research on non-human animals, with mice as the animal model most commonly employed. This interactive seminar will address issues arising at the intersection of mouse genetics/genomics and ELSI including: ethical and regulatory frameworks for animal moral status, societal worries about human-animal chimeras, the origins of the laboratory mouse, experimental protocol review and welfare regulations, and whether mice are good models for human disease.