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UCL Lunch Hour Lecture

Genetic testing for heart disease risk: fact or fiction? Professor Steve Humphries (UCL Medicine)


With the huge advances in genomics following the completion of the entire human genome sequence, it is now becoming feasible to use genetic information to identify individuals with a predisposition to heart attacks, hypertension, obesity and cancer. However, the emergence of commercial companies offering the DNA testing of saliva samples sent through the post raises many questions of whether such information could cause fatalistic attitudes, or a false sense of reassurance. This lecture will explore the need to address the issues and find efficient, acceptable and cost-effective ways of using genetic information for patient benefit.


Speaker(s):

Professor Steve Humphries | talks | www

 

Date and Time:

2 February 2010 at 1:15 pm

Duration:

1 hour

 

Venue:

UCL
Gower Street
London
WC1E 6BT

http://www.ucl.ac.uk

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Tickets:

Free

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UCL Lunch Hour Lectures are free and open to all, with no need to book on a first-come first-served basis

Additional Information:

More information at www.ucl.ac.uk/lhl or email dan.martin@ucl.ac.uk

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