The Center for the Study of Science and Religion
Spring 2010 Seminar Series
Presented by Wendy Chung, MD, PhD
Clinical and molecular geneticist; Director, Clinical Genetics Program, CUMC
Thursday, March 23rd, 2010
Davis Auditorium, Columbia University
With advances in genomic technology, there is an ever increasing ability to predict increased risk of disease and to shape the genes of the next generation through reproductive genetics. Many important questions have arisen with these advances. How accurate are these genetic predictions? Do health care providers and the public understand the limitations of this information? Should third party payers cover the costs of genetic and genomic testing and should they have access to the results if they do? Should any limitations be implemented in using genetic and genomic technology for reproductive purposes? Who owns a gene and what happens to medical care when genes are patented?