Discovery, Innovation, and Societal Goods

Sunday, 16 February 2014
Acapulco (Hyatt Regency Chicago)
Kelly Edwards , University of Washington , Seattle, WA
What societal goods are supposed to emerge from discovery and innovation? This presentation focuses on the context in which science proceeds, taking seriously the motto of the AAAS: "Advancing Science, Serving Society". Using translational genomics as a case study, the presentation explores core societal values that may - and perhaps ought to - shape innovative discovery.  Building on the panel speakers, this talk will feature examples of diverse stakeholder involvement in framing research problems and approaches, and will also explore ways our research training environments can influence important, evolving shifts in “translational science”.