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Nowgen/CESAGen seminar - Genetic risks and publics: what are the issues?

Date: 17 January 2007 Time: 9.30am-4.30pm

Venue: Nowgen Centre, 29 Grafton Street, Manchester

Gentic risks and publics: what are the issues?

Many issues involving risk have been raised by 'the new genetics'. How are these risks to be evaluated? How do we handle the differences between public, patients and expert perceptions of risk and attitudes towards it ? The seminar, jointly organised by Nowgen and CESAGen,will hear papers from experts in this field and share reflections on developing ways of understanding this domain where research and practical issues have to be constructively worked together, with public health in mind. Speakers:

  • Brian Wynne Governance as Risk Control: filling out the public agenda
  • Kate O'Riordan Stories of risk, fears and hopes: cloning, stem cells and the media
  • Peter Whittaker Epigenetics and risk
  • Mairi Levitt & Elisa Pieri Behavioural genetics and risk
  • Paul Martin Pharmacogenomics and individualised risk
  • Sarah Parry Stem cell research: framing the issues
  • Katherine Payne Risk, adverse drug reactions and pharmacogenetics
  • Marion McAllister Risk in clinical genetics from the patient perspective

Cost: £10 (including refreshments and lunch).

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Organising departments and research centres: ESRC Centre for Economic and Social Aspects of Genomics (CESAGen)


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