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Nobel Prize Winner to speak at LSE

Thursday 19 June, 5.30pm
Old Theatre, Old Building

Dr Brenner, Nobel Prize Winner in Physiology or Medicine for 2002, will speak on Persons and Genomes: genetics and the human sciences at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) on Thursday 19 June.

Dr Brenner will share his reflections on the implications of developments in genomics for the next decade, on the occasion of the public launch of the BIOS Research Centre for the study of the bioscience, biomedicine, biotechnology and society.

BIOS is a major new initiative at the LSE, an interdisciplinary research centre on social, legal, ethical, political and economic aspects of the life sciences and biomedicine, with a global reach and a long-term perspective.

The lecture will be followed by discussion with Dame Marilyn Strathern, one of the world's leading anthropologists of the new life sciences.

This event is free and open to all with no ticket required.

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To reserve a press seat, contact Jessica Winterstein, LSE Press Office, on 020 7955 7060 or email j.winterstein@lse.ac.uk| 

Notes:

BIOS is a centre for research in the social, political, legal, economic, philosophical and ethical aspects of contemporary developments in the life sciences, biomedicine and biotechnology based at LSE.

BIOS is a joint initiative between the Departments of Sociology and Social Psychology, with the support of the Departments of Government and Law and the Centre for Philosophy of Natural and Social Sciences (CPNSS), all at LSE. It builds upon the unique strengths of the School across the social, political and economic sciences.

The director of BIOS is Professor Nikolas Rose (Sociology) and the associate directors are Professor George Gaskell (Social Psychology) and Dr Patricia Spallone (Sociology)

For more information on BIOS, visit BIOS|

11 June 2003

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