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The University of Southampton
Population Health

Professor Anneke Lucassen Event

4 December 2014
University of Southampton, Building 44, Room 3031/33

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Event details

From mutation to relation - the challenges of personalised medicine in the genomic age

Rapid advances in genomic technology mean that it is now possible to examine an entire genetic code routinely at costs affordable to UK health care. Whilst this offers much promise for understanding the genetic component of disease there are several challenges for practice that these developments raise. For example, the familial aspect of genetic findings and how to deal with them; whether it is possible to have personalised medicine without considering others who may also be at risk; the question of whether we should predict adult onset diseases in children and the issues around how consent practices should be adapted to deal with a wide range of possible findings. This will be an interactive session so please bring any genetic issues for discussion!

Key facts

CELS (Clinical Ethics and Law at Southampton) is a multi-disciplinary group within the Faculty of Medicine at Southampton and forms part of the University-wide Southampton Ethics Centre.

Speaker information

Professor Anneke Lucassen,Professor of Clinical Genetics, University of Southampton

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