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Jews and Genes

In partnership with The Jewish Publication Society.

To celebrate the book release of Jews and Genes: The Genetic Future in Contemporary Jewish Thought, The Temple Emanu-El Skirball Center proudly presents the distinguished authors in conversation with Dr. Arthur Caplan. Top leaders of the industry, they will discuss today’s hot topics in genetics and bioethics, including new advances in stem cell research and modern diseases, genetic mapping and identity, genetic testing, genetic intervention and the role of religion and ethics in shaping public policy.

Rabbi Elliot N. Dorff, PhD, is a foremost authority on Jewish genetics. He serves as the Rector at American Jewish University and has taught at UCLA for more than thirty years. Rabbi Dorff’s many award-winning publications include over 200 articles on Jewish thought, law and ethics along with 17 books.

Dr. Laurie Zoloth is Director of the Center for Bioethics, Science and Society and Professor of Medical Ethics and Humanities and Professor of Religion at Northwestern University.

Dr. Arthur Caplan is a professor and head of the Division of Medical Ethics at NYU Langone Medical Center. He has repeatedly been named one of the most influential voices in the scientific community.

Book signing to follow.

 

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