May 2019

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Alexandra Soulier

The ethics of human genomics

Alexandra Soulier, Ph.D., ethicist in the Centre for research ethics and bioethics at Uppsala University (Sweden), conducts research at the crossroads of epistemology, political philosophy and ethics, with the aim to explore how technological innovation affects biomedical practices and questions the values of research and care.

 

In 2003, the completion of the Human Genome Project has led to the identification of approximately 20,000–25,000 genes - leading to significant benefits to medicine and scientific research but also raising ethical issues in research, clinics and the social realm.

 

In her presentation, Alexandra shared her insights on the responsible use of genomics today and the questions that arise.

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