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DNA and Social Justice

Genetic profiling can be as troubling as it can be helpful - but helpful to whom, exactly, and in what ways? Here Suzanne Anker and her guests examine the legal and social effects of expanding DNA databases - and ways that new technologies expose attitudes toward race in such commercial products as Bidil - the first "ethnic drug."

Coco Fusco is an interdisciplinary artist and writer who is an Associate Professor In the Visual Arts Division of Columbia University's School of the Arts in NYC.

Troy Duster, an adviser to many national policy-making boards (including the Advisory Council for Human Genome Research in Washington D.C.) on genetic profiling, is Professor of Sociology at New York University.

Tania Simoncelli is a cellist who is currently a Science and Technology Fellow for the
American Civil Liberties Union in New York.


The Bio-Blurb Show


From "wetware" practices to "live" art, from reproductive technologies to cloning, from plastic surgery to brain chips, the "Bio-Blurb" show explores the futuristic aspects of the "sci-art" conjunction in the US, the UK, Germany and Australia. The show is host to artists, scientists, curators, critics and philosophers who explore the intersections of the visual arts and the genetic sciences in contemporary art.