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Colloquium series on: African philosophy, genetics and genomics

The emergence of an African bioethics?

Should we strive towards universal bioethical standards, or is it more realistic to establish regional approaches to bioethics? How do the calls for the decolonisation and Africanisation of intellectual thought affect bioethics – especially in the age of CRISPR?
The colloquium will take place via Zoom on Wednesday, 9 September 2020, at 2-4pm Central African Time (GMT+2). Three to five presenters will each present a 15-minute paper, followed by discussion involving all attendees. If you would like to attend the colloquium, please register – free of charge – here: https://forms.gle/Jm6gnxGkq3UbnXXE6. The Zoom link will be emailed to all registered attendees. If you would like to present a paper, please submit a 500-word abstract before 12 August 2020 to Dr Marietjie Botes at botesm@ukzn.ac.za. We welcome submissions that address the question of the existence, content, and desirability of an approach to ethics (and law) that is distinctly African – in particular with relation to research on and clinical application of genetics and genomics.