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Bioethicist Françoise Baylis to give IGB Distinguished Public Lecture in Genomics

April 12, 2023

Francoise BaylisFrançoise Baylis, PhD, Distinguished Research Professor Emerita at Dalhousie University, will speak as part of the IGB Distinguished Public Lecture in Genomics series at 4:00 p.m. on April 14, 2023 at the I Hotel and Conference Center. Her talk is entitled "Designer Babies: What are they & do we want them?"

From Montreal, in the province of Quebec, Canada, Professor Françoise Baylis received her doctorate in Philosophy with a specialization in Bioethics from University of Western Ontario. Her research encompasses such topics as human genome modification, women's health, assisted reproductive technologies, human embryo research, gene editing, and novel genetic technologies, and how these matters  intersect with applied ethics, health policy, and practice. She remains one of the most well-known bioethics specialists in the world, especially as it relates to genomics.

A member of the Order of Canada and the Order of Nova Scotia, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences, and Foundational Fellow of the International Science Council, she has also won the Killam Prize for the Humanities, the Canadian Bioethics Society Lifetime Achievement Award, and the Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee Medal.

A reception will follow the lecture, which will take place in the Chancellor Ballroom. Full event details here.

Co-sponsored by the Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology and the Humanities Research Institute

April 12, 2023
Photos By: Kevin Fraser

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