Academy symposium

Genetic Screening: Who, Why and When?

3 November 2015 from 11:00 to 17:00 hrs
Trippenhuis building, Kloveniersburgwal 29, 1011 JV Amsterdam
+ 31 20 551 0710
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The technology to screen the genome of an individual is now available, raising a number of questions. Is screening a good thing? And should genomic screening be offered before a child’s birth, before a person starts a family, or at any point during his or her life? What would genomic screening achieve, and what are the potential harms? Do we actually know what receiving genomic information does to people?

The speakers at this symposium will delve into some of the most relevant questions about genetic screening, based on current scientific knowledge.