Videos of the lecture series “Genomics in Perspective” are now available online via the series website: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/hmd/happening/seminars/lectureseries.html

The lectures in this series were held at the National Institutes of Health, May-June 2006. They presented historical and social science perspectives on genomics to an audience of scientists, physicians, policy makers, and the general public. The lectures available online are:

2nd May 2006: Professor DANIEL KEVLES, Yale University. Genes, Railroads and Regulation: Intellectual Property and the Public Interest RESPONSE: CLAIRE T. DRISCOLL, M.S., Director, Technology Transfer Office, National Human Genome Research Institute.

9th May 2006: Professor DOROTHY PORTER, University of California, San Francisco. Transdisciplinarity in SPORE Funded Brain Tumor Research at the University of California San Francisco RESPONSE: BRIAN KIMES, Ph.D., former Director, Office of Centers, Training and Resources (OCTR), National Cancer Institute.

16th May 2006: Professor RAYNA RAPP, New York University. Standing on the Biological Horizon RESPONSE: SHARON F. TERRY, M.A., President and C.E.O., Genetic Alliance, 4301 Connecticut Avenue, N.W., Suite 404, Washington, D.C.

6th June 2006: Professor SUSAN LINDEE, University of Pennsylvania. Genes and Disease: The Rise of Genomic Medicine in the United States RESPONSE: ALAN E. GUTTMACHER, M.D., Deputy Director, National Human Genome Research Institute.

13th June 2006: Professor STEPHEN HILGARTNER, Cornell University. Depicting Pasts, Projecting Futures: Making Histories of the New Biology RESPONSE: ERIC D. GREEN, M.D., Ph.D., Scientific Director, Division of Intramural Research, National Human Genome Research Institute.

20th June 2006: Professor TROY DUSTER, New York University. The Molecular Reinscription of Race: New Technologies Re-Generating a Dead- End Debate RESPONSE: VIVIAN OTA WANG, Ph.D., Program Director, Ethical, Legal and Social Implications Research Program, National Human Genome Research Institute.