Unlocking the secrets of your DNA

Date and time
Monday, 26 March 2018
5:30pm to 7:00pm
Location
Roben's Suite, 29th floor, Tower Wing, Guy's Hospital, Great Maze Pond, London, SE1 9RT
Contact
For more information and to register, please visit unlocking-the-secrets-of-your-dna.eventbrite.co.uk.
Description
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Scientists can now 'read' our genes. But do we really know which illness could affect us? The South London Genomic Medicine Centre is holding a Public and Patient Engagement Event focused on Genomics. Come and hear from experts and patients who chose to find out.

The evening will involve:

  • an introduction to genomics delivered by Dr Kate Tatton-Brown (consultant in clinical genetics at St George's Hospital)
  • special guest speaker, Simon Gillespie (British Heart Foundation chief executive) will share his motivation for joining the 100,000 Genomes Project
  • an open session with interactive stands – information on the 100,000 Genomes Project, basic DNA testing using smell and taste, boardgames and more
  • a talk and debate on ethics and genomics.

Refreshments will be provided.