Bridges Academy: Ethical Issues in Genetics

Event Start DateTuesday, February 26, 2013
Degheri Alumni Center
Event Start Time10:00 am - 11:30 am
CostCost: free

Rapid advances in genetic technologies have made it difficult for necessary ethical discussions to keep pace. At the same time, these technologies are becoming a part of routine medical care and are increasingly available to the public. Join USD professor Laura Rivard, PhD to learn about both the science and ethics behind topics including current genetic testing practices, whole genome sequencing, and direct to consumer genetics. Audience participants will be challenged to analyze and number of case studies involving complicated issues like privacy, autonomy, and genetic determinism. A lively discussion is sure to follow!

For ages 55 and up.

Visit www.sandiego.edu/bridges for more information. Registration is required.


ContactTracy Zetts | tzetts@sandiego.edu | (619) 260-4815
Web Addresswww.sandiego.edu/bridges