Video of Ethics and Science Award (noti)
The Foundation has produced a video explaining the Ethics and Science Award. This animated video is designed to raise awareness of this prize, open to primary, high school and vocational training centres. The prize, worth 5000, 2500, and 1000 euros, is designed to recognize educational projects that promote consideration by students of the ethical repercussions of science, research and technology. View the video for more information.
BIYSC science campus (act)
The Barcelona International Youth Science Challenge is an initiative promoted by the Catalunya La Pedrera foundation to give young people from different countries the opportunity of developing scientific projects at Catalonia's leading research centres.
The Foundation will give a session on bioethics and will sponsor one of the programme prizes.
Video Gallery (noti)
Our website has a new section – the Video Gallery – that includes all the videos of the Foundation's events and lectures. The Video Gallery will contain high quality videos, in a format and resolution that are adapted to suit the user's device. The Foundation will continue to support its YouTube channel, although some videos will only be available via the Video Gallery.
How our lives are shaped by genetics (act)
This course addresses issues such as the importance of genetics in people's lives, and how information about the genetic identity of patients is used. Current techniques of genetic manipulation already enable us to identify what diseases we may have in the future and to control reproduction, selecting healthy embryos to prevent disease or to treat siblings. This range of possibilities necessitates a personalized medicine and a process of ethical reflection to support decision-making.
Directed by Núria Terribas, director of the Grifols Foundation, and Anna Veiga, biologist and gynaecologist at Salut de la Dona Dexeus, the course will include contributions both from experts and from ordinary citizens, and will offer a bioethical analysis of the issues raised. It is aimed at specialists in reproduction, genetic diseases, and members of the general public with an interest in these issues.
CCCB, Sala Mirador
C/Montalegre, 5 (Barcelona)
Full programme www.cuimpb.cat
Course organized by Consorci Universitat Internacional Menéndez Pelayo Barcelona, Salut de la Dona Dexeus and Víctor Grífols i Lucas Foundation
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