Thursday, November 4th, 7pm CST
St. Louis County Library, HEC Media, and Left Bank Books present Jorge L. Contreras, “The Genome Defense: Inside the Epic Legal Battle to Determine Who Owns Your DNA."
In conversation with Dr. Jessica Mozersky - Assistant Professor, Washington University Bioethics Research Center.
When Chris Hansen, an ACLU lawyer, learned that the US government was issuing patents for human genes to biotech companies, his first thought was: How can a corporation own what makes us who we are? Then he discovered that women were being charged exorbitant fees to test for hereditary breast and ovarian cancer--all because Myriad Genetics had patented the famous BRCA genes. So he sued them. In “The Genome Defense,” Jorge Contreras, an attorney at the forefront of genetics law, gives us a front row seat as Hanson’s brilliant legal team battles corporate greed for our fundamental right to control our genes.
Books available from Left Bank Books. Curbside pick-up, in-store pick-up, and shipping available.
Thursday, November 4, 2021 - 7:00pm
Availability: On Our Shelves (Note - We update this inventory once per day.)
Published: Algonquin Books - October 26th, 2021