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The University of Southampton
Southampton Ethics Centre

Alerting relatives about heritable risks: the limits of confidentiality Seminar

16:00 - 17:30
29 October 2018
Room LC51, Level C South Academic Block, Southampton General Hospital

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Event details

Part of the Clinical Ethics and Law Seminar Series 2018/19. All welcome.


Advances in genetic and genomic technology mean that a test in one person may sometimes reveal risk of future disease in relatives who will remain ignorant unless alerted. When should such communication take place? Whose job is it?  Anneke Lucassen will discuss the complex ethical and legal challenges that are increasingly relevant across a range of clinical specialities as genomic medicine moves into mainstream medicine.

Speaker information

Anneke Lucassen,Professor of Clinical Genetics

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