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EVENTS


Does Genetics Matter? Help, Hype and the New Horizon of Epigenetics

Progress Educational Trust
Clifford Chance, 10 Upper Bank Street, London E14 5JJ, UK
18 November 2009 - 9.30am-5pm

The 2009 annual conference of the charity that publishes BioNews, the Progress Educational Trust (PET).

As genetics vies with stem cells for centre stage in human biomedical research, there are dangers of both overselling future benefits (for example, the power of personal genomics) and overlooking past triumphs (for example, help for families threatened by serious monogenic/Mendelian disease). PET's 2009 annual conference provided a critical examination of the current state of play in human genetics. It was the first public event to address epigenetics before a mixed lay and specialist audience, and it featured exciting new insights into the epigenetic capture of early developmental experience and how this might explain the link between fetal/childhood adversity and later risk of adult disease.


Find out more about genetics in The Rough Guide to Genes and Cloning, coauthored by BioNews Contributing Editor Dr Jess Buxton (buy this book from Amazon UK or Amazon USA); and find out more about fertility/embryology regulation in Human Fertilisation and Embryology: Reproducing Regulation, coedited by BioNews Contributing Editor Dr Kirsty Horsey (buy this book from Amazon UK or Amazon USA).

Further details of this event are available on the Progress Educational Trust website.

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Speakers include

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