Academic Year 2013-2014

Location

Alvin Sherman Library, Second Floor Gallery

Start Date

14-11-2013 12:00 PM

End Date

14-11-2013 1:00 PM

Disciplines

Genomics

Description

With the increasing availability of personal genomic testing, there have been warnings that the results may lead to discrimination by insurance companies, employers, or the community. In addition, some individuals fear potential identity theft and loss of personal autonomy, despite the benefits of discovering potential genetic risks and possibilities of more-focused treatments. This lecture will examine whether personal genomics is good, evil, or both.

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Nov 14th, 12:00 PM Nov 14th, 1:00 PM

Personal Genomics: Good, Evil, or Both?

Alvin Sherman Library, Second Floor Gallery

With the increasing availability of personal genomic testing, there have been warnings that the results may lead to discrimination by insurance companies, employers, or the community. In addition, some individuals fear potential identity theft and loss of personal autonomy, despite the benefits of discovering potential genetic risks and possibilities of more-focused treatments. This lecture will examine whether personal genomics is good, evil, or both.