Time Magazine Future of Life Summit

xperiment in 1999. Highlights of the agenda, posted at the website,http://www.thefutureoflife.com, includes:

  • INTERVIEW with James Watson on what genomics enables us to do today, and what's in store for tomorrow, conducted by Robert Krulwich, ABC News correspondent and host of the acclaimed PBS-NOVA special, "Cracking the Code" Medicine and Space with James Logan, chief of medical informatics, NASA
  • Extending Your Lifespan with Ray Kurzweil, Kurzweil Technologies, Bill Joy, Sun Microsystems, Baroness Susan Greenfield, Royal Institution of Great Britain
  • Cloning and Gene Therapy with Dean Hamer of The National Cancer Institute
  • Making Money: The Genetics Goldmine with Juan Enriquez, Harvard School of Business, Caroline A. Kovac, IBM Life Sciences; May-Ho Kim, Goldman Sachs
  • When Morality and Science Collide -- Stem Cell Research with Michael Kinsley, journalist and TIME contributor; Alfonso Gomez-Lobo, Georgetown Univ. and The President's Council on Bioethics; Dr. Wise Young, a specialist in spinal cord injury involved in the treatment of actor Christopher Reeves, and others
  • Privacy: Who Decides on Access to Your Genetic Makeup: Bartha Koppers, Univ. of Montreal; Edison Liu, Genome Institute, Singapore; Catherine Crier, Court TV, and others.
  • The Politics of Genetically Modified Food with Thomas Lovejoy, Heinz Center; Edward O. Wilson, Harvard and others.

Ten high school science teachers from around the U.S. will attend and participate, through TIME magazine's "21st Century Literacy Fellowship" program. The teachers were selected at the recommendation of Science Service, which administers the Intel Science Talent Search, America's oldest and most prestigious science competition. The fellowship is funded by the AOL Time Warner Foundation. A webcast session, "How Current Are Our Classrooms," will include two of the teachers, as well as auth

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