“Can we pick the traits of our children? Should we?” topic of presentation by nationally recognized bioethicist Ronnee Yashon, J.D., professor, Tufts University at 11 a.m. on Thursday, April 17, at UNK. Free & open to the public.

Dr. Kimberly Carlson,
associate professor of biology, 308.865.1554 or carlsonka1@unk.edu

“Can we pick the traits of our children?  Should we?”

Sigma Xi – The Scientific Research Society

Hosts the Pre-eminent bioethicist

Ronnee Yashon, J.D., Professor, Tufts University
Thursday, April 17th from 11a.m. – Noon
Cedar Room of the Nebraskan Student Union
This event is free and open to the public. Seating is limited to 75.
Ronnee Yashon is a nationally known expert in teaching genetics, ethics, and the law on all levels. She has a law degree and a background in teaching on the high school, undergraduate, graduate, and law school levels. Her case study methodology for introducing bioethics and law in the curriculum uses simple, personalized and current scenarios that involve the student in decision making. Her new book, Landmark Cases for the Science Classroom, uses an interdisciplinary approach and emphasizes the importance of how law sees science. The implementation of science oriented law courses in current law school curriculum is her newest interest. Her bioethical supplements are in major science texts and allow teachers of non-major science courses to integrate law and ethics into their curriculum, making it more relevant to the students and looks to the future when they will be making the decisions.  For more information, please go to:  http://web.mac.com/ronneeyashon/Ronnee_Yashon/Welcome.html