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FILM: Health and Genomics - What's the Score with Polygenic Scores?

17 February 2020
Appeared in BioNews 1035

This film documents the debate 'Health and Genomics: What's the Score with Polygenic Scores?', held at Battle of Ideas festival.

The debate was produced and chaired by Sandy Starr, deputy director of the Progress Educational Trust (the charity that publishes BioNews).

The panel speakers are:

  • Professor Sir Peter Donnelly, founder and chief executive of Genomics plc
  • Dr Toby Andrew, lecturer in human genetics at Imperial College London
  • Nicky Drury, principal genetic counsellor at Nottingham Regional Clinical Genetics Service

(If you cannot see the film below, click here to view it.)

This film was made by the education charity WORLDwrite.

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