Human Genetic Technology: Opportunities, anxieties and the future

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Human Genetic Technology A panel discussion on Human Genetic technology and the opportunities, anxieties and future behind this subject. Join our panel as we delve into this intriguing and often divisive topic.

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Date:
Wednesday 21 August 2019 05:45 pm (Add to calendar)
Contact:
Rachael Puddephatt
r.puddephatt@latrobe.edu.au; 02 6024 9727
Presented by:
Dr Cathryn Hogarth, Senior Lecturer in Biomedical Science, La Trobe University. Dr Chloe Stutterd BMBS FRACP, Clinical Geneticist Austin Hospital and Lecturer in Clinical Genomics at University of Melbourne. Fr Peter McLeod-Miller, St Matthews Church, Albury. Sarah Jefford, Family and Surrogacy Lawyer.
Type of Event:
Community Event; Forum/symposium; Public
Cost:
Free

Discussion topic

  • On what grounds should we alter human genes?
  • What if it gives a child a chance to live without pain and suffering?
  • What if it gives loving parents a much-longed for daughter, rather than another son?
  • How far do the latest advancements in human genetic technology allow us to go? How far should we go? And who should make these decisions?

Join our panel as we delve into this intriguing and often divisive topic.

Featuring
  • Dr Cathryn Hogarth, Senior Lecturer in Biomedical Science, La Trobe University.
  • Dr Chloe Stutterd BMBS FRACP, Clinical Geneticist Austin Hospital and Lecturer in Clinical Genomics at University of Melbourne.
  • Fr Peter McLeod-Miller, St Matthews Church, Albury.
  • Sarah Jefford, Family and Surrogacy Lawyer. Light refreshments provided following the discussion

*Light refreshments provided following the discussion

Venue and address

La Trobe University Albury-Wodonga, Building 6, Main Lecture Theatre

Map:

Building 6, Main Lecture Theatre

La Trobe University Albury-Wodonga

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