Familial Fortunes: what do you really want to know about your child’s DNA?

An infant child doing pull-ups with parents either side
17 November, 2021

Modern Art Oxford, 30 Pembroke Street , Oxford, OX1 1BP


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General Information

Advances in science mean that we will soon be able to screen every new born baby to discover a range of potentially life changing facts about their DNA. Would you want to know the chances of your child getting various diseases in later life? How certain should this information be before you are told? Would this knowledge affect your life choices, or what you would share with your family?

In this FREE interactive event, hosted by Vivienne Parry, three experts will discuss these complex ethical issues using real world case studies. Join them in exploring how such scientific advances can have immense repercussions for healthcare choices, family relationships and how we choose to live our lives. This event is coordinated by the Wellcome Centre for Ethics and Humanities and is a follow up to the original event in 2019.

This event will be live streamed, with FREE online only tickets also available if you cannot make it on the day.

Speakers include:

  • Prof Mike Parker, Director of the Wellcome Centre for Ethics and Humanities, University of Oxford
  • Prof Anneke Lucassen, Director Centre for Personalised Medicine, University of Oxford
  • Dr Sarah Wynn, CEO, Unique