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Will Biomedicine Transform Society? - the political, economic, social and personal impact of medical advances in the twenty-first century

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Clifford Barclay Memorial Lecture

Date: Wednesday 2 February 2005
Time: 6:30pm
Venue
: Hong Kong Theatre, Clement House
Speaker:  Professor Nikolas Rose
Chair:  Howard Davies

Every day the media report some wonderful new advance in biomedicine.  How should we evaluate this complex mixture of hype and hope in relation to health?  This lecture looks beyond the hype, at the economic and political implications of these developments.  Will they reshape our societies, family life, our own sense of who we are and what we can hope for?  And as others outside the west invest heavily in genomic and biomedical research and development, will high tech biomedicine exacerbate or alleviate the scandalous global inequalities in health?

Professor Nikolas Rose is director of LSE's BIOS centre for the study of bioscience, biomedicine, biotechnology and society.

This event is free and open to all with no ticket required.  Entry is on a first come, first serve basis. 

For further information email events@lse.ac.uk| or phone 020 7955 6043.

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