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Science Behind the Headlines: Your Genetic Profile

Science Behind the Headlines: Your Genetic Profile
Event Information:
Date: Tuesday 25 June 2013
Time: 6:30pm to 8:00pm - ACST
Location: The Science Exchange (55 Exchange Place Adelaide SA)
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Hosted by Paul Willis

From Angelina Jolie’s double mastectomy to increased insurance premiums- genetic profiling is a hot headline. The science is bounding forwards, and it’s becoming cheaper and more accessible. What does this mean for our health and our rights? Our expert panel includes Prof David WeisbrotAssoc Prof Clara Gaff and Ms Lucy Simmonds who will tackle the science, the ethics and the headlines – would you get your genome sequenced?

Our expert panel will consider various media articles including:

Genetic quirks identified with a unique blueprint, by Bridie Smith in The Sydney Morning Herald (online), June 8 2013

US Supreme Court’s judgment on gene patents is neither ethical nor logical, by Noah Feldman in The Economic Times (online), June 17 2013

DNA testing kit for diseases: the new front line of genetics, by Philip Sherwell in The Telegraph, 5 January 2013

Local company settles genetic discrimination lawsuit, by David Harper in Tulsa World, 7 May 2013

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Teacher Resources

Your Genetic ProfileTo accompany some events RiAus produces teacher resources that enable teachers to use this material in the classroom. Please find the links below to resources relevant to this event and click here for a list of all Science Behind the Headlines teacher Resources

Click here for the Critical Literacy & The Media pack
Click here for the Reasoning Skills Checklist
Click here for the ‘SBTH: Your Genetic Profile’ Teacher Resource pack

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This project is supported by the Inspiring Australia Initiative and Australian Department of Innovation, Industry, Science, Research and Tertiary Education.

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