Science Behind the Headlines: Your Genetic Profile
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 Weisbrot, Assoc 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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This project is supported by the Inspiring Australia Initiative and Australian Department of Innovation, Industry, Science, Research and Tertiary Education.