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Published on May 9, 2012
Award-winning author Harriet Washington's new book reveals just how far the profit motive has encroached in colonizing human life, commodifying the body, and compromising medical ethics. It provides a crucial human dimension to an often abstract debate.
In this Talking Biopolitics event, Harriet is interviewed by UC Davis Law School professor Lisa Ikemoto about her experiences writing and promoting Deadly Monopolies: The Shocking Corporate Takeover of Life Itself - And the Consequences for Your Health and Our Medical Future.
Talking Biopolitics is a series of live web-based conversations and webinar presentations with distinguished thought leaders. We ask questions - and take yours - about how we can put our vision of a new biopolitics on the public radar. The series is organized by the Center for Genetics and Society to accompany the Tarrytown Meetings.
The Center for Genetics and Society is a nonprofit information and public affairs organization working to encourage responsible uses and effective societal governance of the new human genetic and reproductive technologies. We work with a growing network of scientists, health professionals, civil society leaders, and others.
The Tarrytown Meetings bring together people working to ensure that human biotechnologies and related emerging technologies support rather than undermine social justice, equality, human rights, ecological integrity and the common good.