Privacy, Autonomy and Personal Genetic Information in the Digital Age
In conjunction with regional meetings of the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) and Institute of Medicine (IOM) and a Stated Meeting of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the Dean of the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences hosted a symposium on Privacy, Autonomy and Personal Genetic Information on Thursday, April 14.
The day's events took place at the House of the Academy and were open by registration to members of the Academies and invited guests. The main Symposium discussion was captured on video and will be presented here shortly.
American Academy of Arts and Sciences
Founded in 1780, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences is an independent policy research center that conducts multidisciplinary studies of complex and emerging problems. Current Academy research focuses on science and technology policy; global security; social policy; the humanities and culture; and education. With headquarters in Cambridge, Massachusetts, the Academy's work is advanced by its 4,300 elected members, who are leaders in the academic disciplines, the arts, business and public affairs from around the world.[More]
Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
The Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Science (SEAS) serves as the connector and integrator of Harvard’s teaching and research efforts in engineering, applied sciences, and technology. [More]
Institute of Medicine
The Institute of Medicine (IOM) is an independent, nonprofit organization that works outside of government to provide unbiased and authoritative advice to decision makers and the public. Established in 1970, the IOM is the health arm of the National Academy of Sciences, which was chartered under President Abraham Lincoln in 1863. Nearly 150 years later, the National Academy of Sciences has expanded into what is collectively known as the National Academies, which comprises the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, the National Research Council, and the IOM. [More]
National Academy of Engineering
Founded in 1964, the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) provides engineering leadership in service to the nation. The NAE operates under the same congressional act of incorporation that established the National Academy of Sciences, signed in 1863 by President Lincoln. Under this charter the NAE is directed "whenever called upon by any department or agency of the government, to investigate, examine, experiment, and report upon any subject of science or art." [More]