Book launch - "CyberGenetics - Health genetics and new media" Anna Harris, Susan Kelly and Sally Wyatt
Online genetic testing services are increasingly being offered to consumers who are becoming exposed to, and knowledgeable about, new kinds of genetic technologies, as the launch of a 23andme genetic testing product in the UK testifies. Genetic research breakthroughs, cheek swabbing forensic pathologists and celebrities discovering their ancestral roots are littered throughout the North American, European and Australasian media landscapes. Genetic testing is now capturing the attention, and imagination, of hundreds of thousands of people who can not only buy genetic tests online, but can also go online to find relatives, share their results with strangers, sign up for personal DNA-based musical scores, and take part in research. This book critically examines direct-to-consumer (DTC) genetic testing from a social science perspective, asking, what happens when genetics goes online?
|An Egenis, the Centre for the Study of Life Sciences event
|20 October 2016
|16:30 to 18:30
|Egenis, the Centre for the Study of Life Sciences
|Dr Michael Morrison (Helex, Oxford University), Prof Susan Kelly (University of Exeter) and Prof Sally Wyatt (Maastricht University and KNAW)
|About the book (33K)