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Subject: ETHI, CALL: two messages
From: Hans Goerl <GENETHICS@delphi.com>
Date: Mon, 26 Feb 1996 00:05:15 -0500

Subj:   Call for papers on genetics and intelligence, and more www on-line
bioet hics resources

From: Darryl Macer <macer@ZOBELL.BIOL.TSUKUBA.AC.JP>

The news in bioethics and biotechnology section of the Eubios Ethics
Institute www site has been increased to include 30 topics from 1991 to
current.  Numerous literature references and comment.


Also abstracts of the Journal of Chinese Medical Ethics have been added to
the exisiting journals, Eubios Journal of Asian and International
Bioethics.  Three new books are expected to be on-line within a month, and
some Japanese books are all on-line.

Visitors welcome!

Call for papers on intelligence and genetics
The AJMG will publish papers in response to the Bell Curve and the US
NIH-DOE ELSI Working Group critique of this book, in a coming issue.  We
invite well-argued, referenced and thoughtful submissions on this theme.
The topics could include  the history of the genetics of intelligence,
current thinking about "intelligence" testing (including social biases),
the genetics of intelligence, the relevance of the biology of intelligence
to education and social policy, racial attitudes in different cultures
about intelligence, how and if genetics should be involved in social policy
questions, for example.  Please submit papers (of up to 4000 words) in AJMG
paper style by the 15 March to:

Dr Jeffrey R. Botkin, Eccles Institute of Human Genetics, Building 533,
Room 2110A, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Ut 84112, USA.
FAX: Int+1-801-588-3644; e-mail:Botkin@gene1.med.utah.edu

Enquiries are welcome with suggested topics and an outline of proposed
papers.  Further details on the AJMG ethics section are available at:

or write to me.

Darryl Macer, Ph.D.
Institute of Biological Sciences
University of Tsukuba
Tsukuba Science City
Ibaraki 305, JAPAN
Tel: Int+81-298-53-4662
Fax: Int+81-298-53-6614
Email: macer@biol.tsukuba.ac.jp
********************* 2.

Subj:   RE: ETHI: Johns Hopkins and Oncormed

From: "Stephen J. Meltzer" <smeltzer@UMABNET.AB.UMD.EDU>

Yes, these are very good points.  Many people agree with you completely.
However, the importance of the independent verifying institution should be
de-emphasized; of greater importance is the original relationship between
Oncormed and Hopkins/Sidransky: this relationship creates overriding
pressures to develop a marketable commercial product, above all other
motivating criteria.

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