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Sunday, June 16 • 5:15pm - 6:15pm
Unzipping your genes: making you comfortable or too exposed?

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Genetic testing is increasingly affordable and accessible for all. How reliable are these tests and what do they tell us about our health? Are Jewish genetic testing programs medically responsible or socially irresponsible? How useful is testing for genetic ethnicity? What are the ethical dangers of knowing too much about our genes? Join us as we explore what is the hype and what is reality and how to balance health with idealism.

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Lesley Andrews

Dr Andrews heads the Prince of Wales Hereditary Cancer Clinic and is a Board member of Wolper Hospital and the Australian Jewish Fertility Network. Lesley represents the Wolper Community Genetics Program, which tests Jewish students and couples for genetic traits that may result in... Read More →
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Ron Fleischer

Ron is a genetic counsellor at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, passionate about helping people understand the genetic basis of disease. He has worked extensively in the Jewish community as part of the Wolper Hospital Advisory Board, coordinating genetic carrier screening in schools... Read More →

Sunday June 16, 2019 5:15pm - 6:15pm PDT
Room 8

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