On Monday, April 8th, Professor Lori Andrews of the Illinois Tech’s Kent School of Law gave a talk for QED: The Ethical Debaters, a student group on campus that discusses and hosts events on emerging ethical issues. Prof. Andrews gave a fascinating talk entitled “Ethics and the Double Helix” about the history of genetic technologies and the wealth of ethical questions they raise. Pulling from her experiences as the Chair of the Federal Advisory Committee of the Human Genome Project and as an advisor to the Chicago Historical Society on the ethics of testing Abraham Lincoln’s DNA, Prof. Andrews led the audience in a interesting discussion about the societal implications of these technologies ranging from family relationships to the commercialization of famous individual’s DNA. She ended with discussing issues of patenting DNA and how her Institute for Science, Law, and Technology helps research and advise on the legal and ethical issues surrounding this growing and other genetic technologies. We look forward to future collaborations with Prof. Andrews and following her work on these important, ever-evolving questions.