Black Hole News/ Owning the Genome

Guests: Joseph F. Dolan Astrophysicist, NASA Goddard Space Flight Institute, Greenbelt, Maryland Kevin Davies Author: Cracking the Genome: Inside the Race to Unlock Human DNA (The Free Press, 2001) Editor-in-Chief, Cell Press, Boston, Massachusetts Pilar Ossorio Professor, Law, Bioethics, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin Kari Stefansson President and Chief Executive Officer, deCODE Genetics, Reykjavik, Iceland Jeff Kahn Director, Center for Bioethics, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota In this hour, we'll take a look at the private ownership of genetic information. Is it the best way to mine the human genome? How can we insure that people's privacy is protected? Plus, a look at the event horizon of a black hole.



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