Welcome to the Website for the Seminar Series on the Ethical, Legal, and Social Implications of Personal Genomics!

The University of Michigan will be hosting an interdisciplinary seminar series from September 2009 to April 2010 to engage faculty and students alike in business, law, public policy, medicine, public health, and genetics to explore the ethical, legal, and social implications posed by the rapid expansion of genomics services and research. A total of six events will take place at Palmer Commons, including lectures and panel presentations from nationally and internationally recognized experts in the field. This series is funded by the Office of the Vice President for Research and Horace H. Rackham School of Graduate Studies as a Distinguished Faculty and Graduate Student Seminar. 



Final Event: The Promise and Peril of Direct-to-Consumer Genetic Testing: Point-Counterpoint

Is direct-to-consumer (DTC) genetic testing the new paradigm in genomic medical care or a retail invention? The varied perspectives on this panel, featuring Dr. Vance Vanier, CEO of Navigenics, will provide economic, medical, and consumer insights into the challenging topic of DTC genetic testing.

Date: Monday, March 8, 2010

Time: 4:00-5:30, reception immediately following

Location: Forum Hall, 4th floor of Palmer Commons

Webcast: View the recording of this event

 Please fill out our ELSI Personal Genomics Seminar Series Evaluation online. We appreciate your feedback!

For more information or to learn about future collaboration opportunities, contact Lindsay Zausmer, (lzausmer@umich.edu).


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