CfA Workshop: Genetic Transparency? Ethical and social implications of next generation human genomics and genetic medicine, 18.-23. March 2013, Universität Lübeck (Germany)

In this workshop we will discuss the social, cultural and ethical implications of “next generation human genomics". In the last ten years, technological innovations have made it possible to produce a complete sequence of an individual in brief time and at significantly lower costs. The current commercialization of genetic sequencing in therapeutic, predictive and preventive contexts generate a unknown type of knowledge with potentially far-reaching consequences, which need to be analyzed, interpreted and discussed with respect to the new opportunities that genomic sequencing offers to those concerned. We will mainly focus on issues of deliberate and responsible agency of genetically “transparent” people. In particular, we will be looking into two practices: prevention and reproduction.

Applications in German or English can be made via email to: klausurwoche@imgwf.uni-luebeck.de until 31. December 2012 and should include an abstract (500 words), cv, and a list of publications. All applicants will be informed whether or not their abstract has been accepted until February 2013. Conference languages will be German and English. If an abstract is accepted, all travel and accommodation costs will be met. Accepted participants will receive an honorarium of 300 €. (text from official announcement)

More information: http://espmh.org/files/cfp%20genetic%20transparency.pdf

Organizer: Prof. Jeanette Erdmann (Institut für Integrative und Experimentelle Genomik); Prof. Christoph Rehmann-Sutter (IMGWF); Malte Dreyer, M.A (IMGWF).

Funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF).

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