Research seminars

Listed below are forthcoming Sociology and Philosophy seminars. Any College of Social Sciences and International Studies staff or postgraduates may always attend. Anyone else should contact the department or the centre in question.

See also the seminars for all of SSIS.

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9 October 201715:30

“An Ethical Approach to Genomic Analysis and Data Sharing” Caroline Wright (UoE)

Large-scale DNA sequencing is increasingly being used in research and clinical care. This talk will argue that, in order to maximise the benefits of genomic medicine and minimise the potential harms, making accurate molecular diagnoses for individuals with disease should be the focus of genome sequencing. In this talk, I will outline some of the key lessons learnt from the UK-wide Deciphering Developmental Disorders study, a unique partnership between the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute and all the NHS Regional Genetics Services across the UK and Ireland. By sequencing all the genes of affected children and their parents, and developing novel methods for responsible and effective data processing and sharing, we have been able to provide a diagnose to thousands of families and discover dozens of new disease-causing genes. Full details
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16 October 201715:30

Antony Galton (University of Exeter)

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13 November 201715:30

Lucy Van De Wiel (University of Cambridge)

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11 December 201715:30

Chloe Silverman (Drexel University, USA)

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