Working Session: Inside the Beltway and the Statehouses
Wednesday 28 July 2010, 2:45pm - 4:15pm

How can legislative approaches be used to advance policy and serve the public interest with regards to genetic technologies? What lessons can be learned from the successful effort to enact the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act in the states and on Capitol Hill? How can legislative work be combined with efforts to educate, organize and build momentum on a wide variety of related philosophical and practical issues? What can be accomplished by working on biopolitical issues “inside the Beltway?” What does the current polarized political climate mean for future legislation on human biotechnology issues, and how can that be bridged or overcome? How can legislative vehicles be used to foster grassroots and student activism in our policy efforts? How can we work to enforce laws that we have successfully worked to pass? Additional topics: The new President's Commission on Bioethical Issues; proposals for technology assessment programs at GAO and OSTP; experience with California's requirement to include warnings on ads for eggs.

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