Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Genetics, Ethics, and Tasmania

If you're in the Indianapolis, Indiana area on November 10th, join us at the IU Center for Bioethics with Mark Stranger, Ph.D., from the University of Tasmania. Our guest will be delivering a talk on Genetics, Ethics and the Law Down Under: A Tasmanian Perspective from 3:00-4:00PM in the HITS Building, Suite 3100 [Flyer - PDF 74 KB]. Dr. Stranger, a sociologist with expertise in risk assessment, social change, biobanking and social research methodologies, is a Senior Research Fellow and Executive Director for the Centre for Law and Genetics at the University of Tasmania. He also manages the Centre’s multidisciplinary and international Biotechnology, Ethics, Law and Society Network.

This event will be convened by the Indiana University Center for Bioethics; IUPUI Consortium for Health Policy, Law and Bioethics; and the IUPUI Office of International Affairs. - ALG

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

PredictER News Brief - Published Today

The most recent edition of PredictER News Brief is now online. PredictER News Brief provides a digest of news and research relevant to the ethical, legal and social implications of predictive health research. Join the PredictER News Brief listserv or view past issues in the archive.

The October 14th edition includes links to stories related to deCODE's new genetic test to screen for breast cancer risks and (as always) a list of recent journal articles on the ethical issues of predictive health and genetic research. Including:

Alpert S. Privacy issues in clinical genomic medicine, or Marcus Welby, M.D., meets the $1000 genome. Camb Q Healthc Ethics. 2008 Fall;17(4):373-84.
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Goodman KW and Cava A. Bioethics, business ethics, and science: bioinformatics and the future of healthcare. Camb Q Healthc Ethics. 2008 Fall;17(4):361-72.
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Hogarth S, et al. The Current Landscape for Direct-to-Consumer Genetic Testing: Legal, Ethical, and Policy Issues. Annu Rev Genomics Hum Genet. 2008 Sep 22;9:161-182.
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Singer E, et al. Trends in U.S. Attitudes Toward Genetic Testing, 1990-2004. Public Opin Q. 2008 September 1, 2008;72(3):446-458.
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Wallace S, et al. Governance mechanisms and population biobanks: building a framework for trust. GenEdit. 2008;6(2):1-11.
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