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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 | Darwin Building (link Map)
access via Malet Place | London | WC1E 6BT | United Kingdom

Open to: Academic | Alumni | Public | Student
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.
Ticketing: Open

Speaker information

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


Dan Martin
+44 (0)20 3108 3840 | dan.martin@ucl.ac.uk


Click here to watch this lecture streamed live online at 1.15pm on Tuesday 8 March