Whose Genome is it Anyway?

The Royal Canadian Institute for Science
Sunday, February 25, 2018 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
MSB 2158, JJR Macleod Auditorium

From the promise of personalised medicine, to the surprises in your ancestral DNA, if you have ever been tempted to mail in a sample to have your genome decoded, here are some things to consider first: Who owns the results? How accurate are the tests? Are they really “sequencing your genome?” These and other questions will be explored by our expert panel.

Dr. Michael Szego, Clinical Ethicist, Centre for Clinical Ethics, University of Toronto

Dr. Fritz Roth, Professor, University of Toronto Donnelly Centre for Cellular & Biomolecular Research Department of Molecular Genetics Department of Computer Science Senior Scientist, Mt. Sinai Hospital Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute University of Toronto

Dr. Wendy Ungar, Senior Scientist, Child Health Evaluative Sciences, University of Toronto, Professor Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, Adjunct Scientist, Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences

Sunday programs at the Macleod Auditorium, 1 King’s College Circle, St George Campus, University of Toronto. All programs begin at 2 PM unless otherwise noted. Programs are free and open to all unless otherwise noted.