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Marchant to join former President Clinton, Justice Scalia at conference


Gary Marchant
October 25, 2011

Gary Marchant, ASU Lincoln Professor of Emerging Technologies, Law and Ethics, and Executive Director of the Center for Law, Science & Innovation, will speak on a panel on Friday, Oct. 28, at the Defense Research Institute’s annual meeting in Washington, D.C.

Marchant, as part of the Toxic Torts and Environmental Law Committee of the Institute, will present “The ‘Miranda Warnings’ of Genetic Mapping - This Information Can Be Used Against You,” an insight into the legal and ethical dilemmas surrounding genetic testing and screening.

Former President Bill Clinton will deliver the keynote address, “Embracing Our Common Humanity.” U.S. Supreme Court Senior Associate Justice Antonin Scalia, along with award-winning author Bryan Garner, will present “Making Your Case - The Art of Persuading Judges.”

Marchant’s research interests include 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.

Megan Stewart, mlstewa3@asu.edu
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