Genetics in Literature, Life, and the Laboratory

Thursday, November 1, 2012 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Event Location: 
Iowa City Public Library
123 S. Linn Street
Iowa City, IA 52240
Jay and Ellen Clayton

GENTICS IN LITERATURE, LIFE AND THE LAB is a talk between a literature professor who studies biomedical science fiction, Jay Clayton, and a leader in public policy on genetics, Ellen Wright Clayton, both of Vanderbilt University. 

Ellen Wright Clayton is an internationally respected leader in the field of law andgenetics who holds appointments in both the law and medical schools at Vanderbilt, where she also directs the Center for Biomedical Ethics and Society. Jay Clayton is the author of three books about 19th-century British literature,most recently Charles Dickens in Cyberspace: The Afterlife of the Nineteenth Century in Postmodern Culture, winner of the Glasscock Humanities Book Prize for Interdisciplinary Scholarship. He directs the Curb Center for Art, Enterprise, and Public Policy, Vanderbilt University.

A panel discussion will follow their initial remarks with panelists including:  Sheldon Kurtz, Percy Bordwell Professor, College of Law; Christian Simon, Associate Professor, Internal Medicine and Bioethics and Humanities, Carver College of Medicine; Amy Sparks, Ph.D., Director, In Vitro Fertilization and Reproductive Testing Laboratory, Obstetrics and Gynecology, UI Hospitals and Clinics.