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UH Law Center Professors Look To Future Of 'Genetics Revolution' In Panel Discussion Oct. 29

Scientific advances affect a wide range of sectors and legal issues beyond medicine

HOUSTON, Oct. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Three University of Houston Law Center authorities on the law of genetics will talk about their research, as well as the latest trends in biotechnology, intellectual property and genetics, in a panel discussion at the law school. The event will take place from 4-6 p.m., Oct. 29, in the Hendricks Heritage Room.   

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The panel comprises Professors Sapna Kumar, Jessica Roberts, and Barbara Evans. Each has conducted research and written extensively on genetic-related legal issues. The professors invite students and practitioners to join in a lively discussion of how lawyers can get involved with the "genetics revolution."

"Scientific advances after the Human Genome Project are starting to have broad impacts, not just in medicine, but throughout many diverse sectors of the U.S. economy," Evans noted. "The University of Houston has one of the nation's deepest teams of professors at the very forefront of genetics-related policy issues."

Kumar added, "Scholars and courts are only beginning to consider how intellectual property can affect the individual rights of patients. My research looks at how patents can impact the substantive due process rights of individual patients, and how current standing doctrine can leave these people without any recourse."

Roberts, widely viewed as one of the nation's leading thinkers on the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act, explores how genetics affects a wide range of interests within and beyond healthcare, such as employment law, criminal law and discrimination.

"Genetics is a fascinating example of how we negotiate the legal protection of health-related information," Roberts said. "My current scholarship explores how our protection of genetic information can inform the protection of other kinds of information, as well as the current trends in genetic-information discrimination litigation."

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