Genetics: The New Fortune Telling?
Thursday, 27 June 2013 from 19:00 to 20:30
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Join us for this public talk and discussion with Professor Nick Hastie CBE FRS, Director of the MRC Institute of Genetics and Molecular Medicine at The University of Edinburgh, to celebrate the Medical Research Council's Centenary year.
Chaired by Dr Gill Haddow, Deputy Director of the Mason Institute for Medicine, Life Sciences and the Law and Innogen Research Fellow at the ESRC Centre for Social and Economic Research on Innovation in Genomics, The University of Edinburgh.
Within the next decade or so it will be feasible and affordable to decode the genetic information of every one of us; that is to completely sequence our DNA. What are we likely to learn from the DNA sequence about our biology and our risk of particular diseases? How will this guide clinical practice? Would the benefits outweigh the concerns?
Doors open at 6.30pm. Wine reception on arrival.
More information about the MRC Institute of Genetics and Molecular Medicine at The University of Edinburgh: www.igmm.ac.uk
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For further information contact the organiser, Sarah Muir, firstname.lastname@example.org.