January 23, 2019

Would you want to know? New York Times medicine and science reporter to speak on genetic testing

The Center for Christian Bioethics invites the campus and community to come hear Gina Kolata, a bestselling author and medical reporter, speak about a difficult decision faced by individuals who may be carriers for deadly genetic diseases. Do they want to find out? 

The Saturday, Feb. 2, talk will take place at 3 p.m. in the Centennial Complex’s Damazo Amphitheater. Kolata will discuss the topic of her most recent book, Mercies in Disguise: A Story of Hope, a Family's Genetic Destiny, and The Science That Rescued Them. 

Kolata writes to demystify the science of health. Through her six books, speaking engagements and reporting for The New York Times, she illuminates topics such as stem cell research, pandemic illness, obesity, exercise and genetic cloning.

Kolata’s talk is free and open to the public. For more information, email bioethics@llu.edu or call 909-558-4956.