Nov 27th – Should you share your DNA – a debate

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    When:
    27 November 2018 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
    2018-11-27T14:00:00+00:00
    2018-11-27T16:00:00+00:00
    Where:
    The Unitarian Meeting Hall
    Brunswick Square
    Bristol BS2 8PE
    UK
    Contact:
    Emma Gwynne
    0117 947 9942

    Science from the Start and WECIL (West of England Centre for Inclusive Living), in association with UWE Bristol, are hosting a British Science Association Future Debate, exploring whether or not we should share our DNA.

    DNA is in all of us. It holds the instructions for all living things, and yours is unique to you. It holds lots of important information for health, and companies are now offering tests which let you explore your genetic background. But should you share the details of your DNA with anyone else?

    We will consider the benefits and risks of sharing DNA data. What about your privacy? Should you share it with healthcare systems? What about private companies? Is there a responsibility to donate DNA, like we do with blood and organs?

    This event will be interactive, accessible and open to all aged 16+. Absolutely no prior knowledge required!

    Refreshments will be provided.

    Coordinated by British Science Association and Sponsored by Genomics England

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