Yann Joly - ”Transhumanism and governance” (In 2 Words - Law+Tech)

The talk was presented March 15th during the “Cyber + Health” panel at the In 2 Words Conference “Law + Tech - Current Issues in eHealth and Cybersurveillance” organised by the L.R. Wilson Chair at the Université de Montréal.


About the talk

Transhumanism and governance: A possible connection between genetic engineering and cybernetics
In recent months, the development of technology that could be used to edit the human genome has increasingly sparked bioethical debate over the question of how these methods should be regulated in a clinical context. However, some experts believe there is sufficient demand for disease prevention or trait selection to ensure that research into human germline editing will continue regardless of whether any binding regulations are implemented. Therefore, normative deliberations should additionally be informed through descriptive ethics methods. We will present the foundation of a pilot project aimed at assessing stakeholder’s values regarding germline editing. The elevance of this type of questioning and research methodology for the field of cybernetics will hopefully be answered through this conference.

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About the speaker

Yann Joly, Ph.D. (DCL), Ad.E. is a Lawyer Emeritus from the Quebec Bar and the Research Director of the Centre of Genomics and Policies(CGP). He is an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Medicine, Department of Human Genetics and, at the Bioethics Unit, at McGill University. He is a research fellow from the Fonds de recherche du Québec- Santé (FRQS) and an associate researcher at the Centre de recherche en droit public (Université de Montréal).

More informations at: http://yannjoly.openum.ca

This content has been updated on 16 March 2016 at 15 h 03 min.