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Consuming our Genomes

1 Jul 2008

Due to unforeseen circumstances, this talk has been cancelled. Please contact the Box Office on 020 7930 3647 for refunds.

On current trends, sequencing an individual's genome will cost a mere $100 by 2012. In the last year, a host of new companies has emerged selling personal genomic information, offering to help individuals tailor their lifestyles and decisions around it. What will individuals do with this new risk analysis, what are the implications for doctors and insurers, and are we ready for the ethical quandaries that it will create?

Discussing this will be Nikolas Rose, author of The Politics of Life Itself, Brian Whitley, managing director of personal genomics consultancy Genetic Health, and Peter Donnelly, chair of the Wellcome Trust Case Control Consortium. The event will be chaired by science writer and broadcaster, Vivienne Parry.

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