ASRM 2021 Speaker Spotlight: Hank Greely, J.D.


ASRM 2021 Speaker Spotlight: Hank Greely, J.D.

Hank Greely, J.D.

Stem Cell-Derived Gametes — How They May Change Human Reproduction  |  Tuesday, Oct. 19, 9:15 – 10:00 am

We are excited to introduce Hank Greely, J.D. as a lecture speaker at the ASRM 2021 Scientific Congress & Expo. He will be sharing Stem Cell-Derived Gametes — How They May Change Human Reproduction on Tuesday, October 19, 2021, 9:15 am to 10:00 am.

Stem cell technologies have been advancing, particularly through the use of induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs), taken not from human embryos but from cells of living people. Using iPSCs to derive various human cell types has been a major area of research; those cell types have included human gametes and their precursors. This talk will review the current and plausible future state of such human “in vitro gametogenesis” (IVG) before exploring the various ways such gametes, if shown to be safe and effective, could be used: by infertile people, by fertile people wanting easier access to numerous ova for purposes of making multiple embryos to undergo preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD), and for other goals.

Hank Greely, JD specializes in the ethical, legal, and social implications of new biomedical technologies, particularly those related to genetics, assisted reproduction, neuroscience, or stem cell research. He is professor by courtesy of Genetics, Stanford School of Medicine; Director, Center for Law and the Biosciences; Director, Stanford Program in Neuroscience and Society; and Chair, Steering Committee of the Center for Biomedical Ethics. He is a founder and immediate past president of the International Neuroethics Society; a member of the Multi-Council Working Group of the NIH’s BRAIN Initiative, whose Neuroethics Working Group he co-chairs; chair of the Ethical, Legal, and Social Issues Committee of the Earth BioGenome Project; and chair of California’s Human Stem Cell Research Advisory Committee. Before joining the Stanford Law School faculty in 1985, Greely was a partner at Tuttle & Taylor, served as a staff assistant to the secretary of the U.S. Department of Energy, and as special assistant to the general counsel of the U.S. Department of Defense. He served as a law clerk to Justice Potter Stewart of the U.S. Supreme Court and to Judge John Minor Wisdom of the Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.


Points to Put into Practice

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We look forward to seeing you at ASRM 2021!

Benefiting the ASRM Research Institute

All Congress attendees are invited to a festive evening of fine dining at the ASRM President’s Gala on Sunday, October 17th beginning at 6 pm. Purchase your ticket when you register for the Congress.

We would like to extend a special thank you to Ferring Pharmaceuticals, Premier Sponsor of the 2021 President’s Gala.