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Marchant to address Academies session

October 14, 2009

Professor Gary Marchant will speak at The National Academies' 18th meeting of the Committee on Science, Technology, and Law on Oct. 19-20 in Washington, D.C.

Marchant, Executive Director of the Sandra Day O'Connor College's Center for the Study of Law, Science, & Technology, will participate in a panel, "Thinking Through New Frameworks (Regulatory, Self-Governance) for Emerging Technologies."

In 1998, The National Academies established the Science, Technology, and Law Program, now called the Committee on Science, Technology, and Law, to bring together the science, engineering and legal communities to explore pressing issues, improve communication and help resolve issues. A major activity has been the convening of a distinguished committee whose members are chosen for their knowledge and expertise and who represent a wide range of organizations. The committee meets biannually to discuss critical issues at the interface of science, technology, and the law, to promote understanding, and to develop imaginative approaches to solving problems of mutual concern.

Marchant, ASU's Lincoln Professor of Emerging Technologies, Law & Ethics, researches the use of genetic information in environmental regulation, risk and the precautionary principle, legal aspects of personalized medicine, and regulation of emerging technologies such as nanotechnology, neuroscience and biotechnology. He teaches courses in Environmental Law, Law, Science & Technology, Genetics and the Law, Biotechnology: Science, Law and Policy, and Nanotechnology Law & Policy. Marchant also is a professor in ASU's School of Life Sciences.

Janie Magruder,
(480) 727-9052
Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law