Genomics and the Future of Human Reproduction with Henry T. Greely

  • For most of humanity’s existence, we had only one way to make babies. The last century or so have seen the beginnings of change, with artificial insemination, in vitro fertilization, and prenatal and preimplantation genetic testing. The rest of this century will see astonishing changes, made both possible and attractive by genomics – from embryo selection to embryo editing, from mitochondrial transfer to human reproductive cloning, to in vitro gametogenesis, and beyond. This talk will survey those changes and point out some of their likely ethical, legal, and social implications.


Henry T. (Hank) Greely is the Deane F. and Kate Edelman Johnson Professor of Law and Professor, by courtesy, of Genetics at Stanford University.  He specializes in ethical, legal, and social issues arising from advances in the biosciences, particularly from genetics, neuroscience, and human stem cell research.  He is President of the International Neuroethics Society; directs the Stanford Center for Law and the Biosciences and the Stanford Program on Neuroscience in Society; chairs the California Advisory Committee on Human Stem Cell Research; and serves on the Neuroscience Forum of the National Academy of Medicine; the Committee on Science, Technology, and Law of the National Academy of Sciences; and the NIH BRAIN Initiative’s Multi-Council Working Group, whose Neuroethics Division he co-chairs. He was elected a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in 2007.  His book, The End of Sex and the Future of Human Reproduction, was published in May 2016. 

Professor Greely graduated from Stanford in 1974 and from Yale Law School in 1977.  He served as a law clerk for Judge John Minor Wisdom on the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit and for Justice Potter Stewart of the United States Supreme Court.  After working during the Carter Administration in the Departments of Defense and Energy, he entered private law practice in Los Angeles in 1981.  He joined the Stanford faculty in 1985. 


Anthony Harris is an Account Manager based in northern New Jersey. He has been a part of the Ambry team since February 2017.

Anthony entered the diagnostic marketplace in 2013 as a sales representative for Ariosa Diagnostics which was acquired by Roche in 2016.

Anthony is married and father of three.

  • Mon, July 9, 2018
  • 12:00pm PDT
  • Duration: 1 hour
  • C.E.U.
    1 Category 1 Contact Hour
  • P.A.C.E. 1 unit

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