Inherited Secrets; what do you really want to know about your DNA?
Thursday, 14 November 2019, 6.30pm to 8pm
Modern Art Oxford 30 Pembroke Street Oxford OX1 1BP
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.
- Prof Mike Parker, Director of the Wellcome Centre for Ethics and Humanities, University of Oxford
- Prof Anneke Lucassen, Professor of Clinical Genetics, University of Southampton
- Dr Sarah Wynn, Information Officer, Unique
Hosted by Vivienne Parry OBE