Familial Fortunes: what do you really want to know about your child's DNA?
Wednesday, 17 November 2021, 7pm to 9pm
Modern Art Oxford, 30 Pembroke Street, Oxford, OX1 1BP.Register now
An interactive discussion around new advances and ethics of using DNA in healthcare, with a panel of experts and hosted by science writer and broadcaster Vivienne Parry.
Advances in science mean that we will soon be able to screen every new born baby to discover a range of potentially life changing facts about their DNA. Would you want to know the chances of your child getting various diseases in later life? How certain should this information be before you are told? Would this knowledge affect your life choices, or what you would share with your family?
In this free interactive event, hosted by Vivienne Parry, three experts will discuss these complex ethical issues using real world case studies. 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, The Centre for Personalised Medicine and Unique.
- Prof Mike Parker, Director of the Wellcome Centre for Ethics and Humanities, University of Oxford
- Prof Anneke Lucassen, Director Centre for Personalised Medicine, University of Oxford
- Dr Sarah Wynn, CEO, Unique
- Vivienne Parry, Science writer and broadcaster
Event information & registration
This is an in-person event at Modern Art Oxford, 30 Pembroke Street, Oxford, OX1 1BP. The event will also be live streamed, with tickets available online.
Registration is required for both in-person and online attendance.
The event is free of charge.
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