Information for Staff
Select dates to view past and future events
13:15 - 13:55 8 March 2011
LUNCH HOUR LECTURE: Genetic testing in the 21st century: Should we screen the human embryonic genome before implantation?
Darwin Lecture Theatre - accessed via Malet Place |
access via Malet Place | London | WC1E 6BT | United Kingdom
Admission: Free and open to anyone on a first-come first-served basis. Lectures are also streamed live online or can be downloaded after the event.
Dr Joyce Harper, UCL Centre for preimplantation genetic diagnosis
In preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD), embryos are created by IVF and cells removed from these embryos for genetic analysis. Until recently, testing was solely for the disease the couple carried. The use of array-comparative genomic hybridisation and single nucleotide polymorphism arrays has entered the PGD arena. These techniques allow all chromosomes and many genes to be examined. The analysis of the whole genome prior to implantation brings ethical concerns. Will healthy couples opt for PGD to select their ‘best’ offspring?
This lecture marks International Women’s Day - 8 March
+44 (0)20 3108 3840 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Get directions to the venue from anywhere in the UK
Powered by Google