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‘the killer in me’ / ‘decode me’

Speakers:
Eric Brunner, Epidemiologist, UCL
Prof David Melzer, Professor of Epidemiology and Public Health, Peninsula Medical School
Christine Patch, Consultant Genetics Counsellor, Guys Hospital
Dr Paul Pharoah, Cancer Research UK Deparment of oncology, Cambridge University
Stuart Hogarth, Institutute for Science and Society, University of Nottingham

The Science Media Centre invited geneticists and clinicians to brief journalists on the rapidly moving field of predictive genetic testing, including the reliability of ready-made testing kits, and the ethical issues raised by the possibility of testing for a disease that is currently untreatable.

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