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Genomics Expert to Lecture at Juniata College

(Posted March 1, 2004)

HUNTINGDON, Pa. -- Greg Pence, a professor of philosophy at the University of Alabama-Birmingham, will lecture at Juniata College on ?Should Genomics Scare Us?? at 7:30 p.m., Monday, March 8 in Neff Lecture Hall in the von Liebig Center for Science on the Juniata campus.

The lecture is free and open to the public.

Pence is one of the few biomedical professionals to make a public argument in favor of human cloning. He has published a book, ?Who?s Afraid of Human Cloning,? in 1997, and edited the book ?Flesh of My Flesh: The Ethics of Cloning Humans.? Pence teaches a course in medical ethics at the University of Alabama Medical School and teaches a full course load in the university?s philosophy department.

He is a prolific author on other ethical topics. He wrote ?Designer Food: Mutant Harvest or Breadbasket of the World?? in 2002 and recently published the book ?Brave New Bioethics? in 2003. He also wrote ?Re-Creating Medicine: Ethical Issues at the Frontiers of Medicine? and ?Classic Cases in Medical Ethics: Accounts of the Cases that Shaped Medical Ethics.?

He earned a bachelor?s degree in philosophy from the College of William and Mary, in Williamsburg, Va., in 1970. He went on to earn a doctorate in philosophy from New York University in 1974. He received the 1994 Ingalls Award for Best Teaching in the Classroom from the University of Alabama-Birmingham. He also is director of the university?s Early Medical School Acceptance Program.

Contact John Wall at wallj@juniata.edu or (814) 641-3132 for more information.