Biotechnology in a Spiritual World Explored at RIT, Jan. 13

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Follow RITNEWS on Twitter The role of biotechnology in a spiritual world will be the focus of the next talk in Rochester Institute of Technology's lecture series, Biotechnology: Our Future as Human Beings and Citizens.

Scholar Lee Silver will give his lecture, “Challenging Mother Nature: Biotechnology in a Spiritual World,” at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 13, in Ingle Auditorium in the Student Alumni Union on the RIT campus. The event is free and open to the public.

Silver is a professor at Princeton University in the department of molecular biology and in the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. He is a member of the Program in Science, Technology and Environmental Policy, the Center for Health and Well-being, and the Office of Population Research at the Woodrow Wilson School. Silver is the author of Remaking Eden: How Genetic Engineering and Cloning Will Transform the American Family, which has been published in 15 languages.

The lecture series is co-sponsored by RIT and the New York Council for the Humanities. For more information, contact John Murley at 585-475-2064 or or Sean Sutton at 585-475-4620 or