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The University of Southampton
Clinical Ethics and Law at Southampton

INHERITED SECRETS: What do you really want to know about your DNA? Event

Time:
18:30 - 20:00
Date:
14 November 2019
Venue:
Modern Art Oxford 30 Pembroke Street Oxford OX1 1BP

Event details

Would you want to know your chances of getting various diseases as you age? If you did know, would it affect how you live your life? Advances in science mean that we can now discover a range of potentially life changing facts about our DNA. Would you want to know your chances of getting various diseases in later life? How certain should this information be before you're told? Would this knowledge affect your life choices, or whether you inform your family? In this FREE event, hosted by Vivienne Parry, three experts will discuss these complex ethical issues. We invite you to join them in exploring how such scientific advances can have immense repercussions for healthcare choices, family relationships and how we choose to live our lives. This event is coordinated by the Wellcome Centre for Ethics and Humanities and is part of the Being Human Festival 2019 Hosted by Vivienne Parry OBE.

Speaker information

Prof Anneke Lucassen,Professor of Clinical Genetics

Prof Mike Parker,University of Oxford,Director of the Wellcome Centre for Ethics and Humanities

Dr Sarah Wynn, Information Officer, Unique,Unique,Information Officer

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