Conference - 'Genetics, Genomics & Global Health' 18 July 2014, Univ of Sussex

Announcing University of Sussex Conference 'Genetics, Genomics & Global Health: Inequalities, Identities and Insecurities' 18 July 2014, University of Sussex. 


Plenary Discussion, Keynote by Professor Andrew Lakoff, University of Souterhn California. 
Panel 1. Closing the Gap in Health Inequalities – is Genomics Part of the Solution? 
Panel 2. Personal Genome Project (PGP)-UK and Genetic Privacy 
Panel 3. Manipulated Microbes: Genetics, Genomics and Global Health Security 
Panel 4. Emerging Molecular Diagnostics – Challenges to Widespread Implementation 
Panel 5. Genetic Discrimination and Genetic Identities in Non-Western Societies 
Panel 6. Bioinformation Economies: Benefits and Insecurities for Genomic Global Health 

From a global health perspective, the translation of genomics into new medical treatments also raises profound international and local issues of inequality, identity and insecurity. This interdisciplinary conference brings together experts from the fields of policy, research, industry, foundations, journalism, and non-governmental organisations in order to assess how the rise of genetic and genomic challenges has begun to shape to the field of global health, and what new challenges it poses for global health policy. 


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