Student Bioethics Conference Attracts Big Shots

NHGRI director Francis Collins speaks with students after participating in a panel discussion at Princeton's student-run bioethics conference. How might undergraduate students interested in discussing bioethics with the top people in the field get science superstars such as Francis Collins and Ian Wilmut to show up at their doorstep? Simple: E-mail them and ask. At least that's what worked for the group of Princeton University undergraduates who orchestrated the first-ever student-run nationa

Eugene Russo
Mar 28, 1999

NHGRI director Francis Collins speaks with students after participating in a panel discussion at Princeton's student-run bioethics conference.
How might undergraduate students interested in discussing bioethics with the top people in the field get science superstars such as Francis Collins and Ian Wilmut to show up at their doorstep? Simple: E-mail them and ask.

At least that's what worked for the group of Princeton University undergraduates who orchestrated the first-ever student-run national bioethics conference, entitled "Bioethics in the New Millennium." On Feb. 26-27 on the Princeton campus, more than two dozen scientists and bioethicists, as well as 50 Princeton students and 250 other undergraduates from 92 colleges and universities across the country, attended the conference.


John Arras, a professor of biomedical ethics at the University of Virginia, leads a student precept.
Collins, director of the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) and Wilmut, principal investigator of the Roslin Institute in...

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