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The Center for Genomics and Society

Connecting people interested in ethical, legal, and social implications (ELSI) of genomic research since 2007.

News and Events

  • ELSI Friday Forum | Feb. 9 | 12p ET

    Twisted Helix: Can Public-Private Partnerships in Large-Scale Genomic Projects Be Fair and Equitable? —– Biotechnological innovation almost always entails all three strands of the triple helix: academia, government, and industry. This is increasingly true for large scale genomics and biomedical research projects such as the Human Pangenome Reference Consortium, and the Earth BioGenome, Human Cell … Read more

  • ELSI Friday Forum | Jan. 12 | 12p ET

    Polygenic Risk Prediction in Diverse Populations and Contexts: Scientific and Ethical Considerations —– The differential performance of polygenic risk scores (PRS) by population genetic background is a well-known scientific concern and one of the most important barriers to their equitable translation for clinical use. Not only must the social repercussions of how people are grouped … Read more