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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.

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  • ELSIconversations on Population Genetic Screening Programs

    Ethical considerations and strategies for launching, evaluating, and improving population genetic screening programs At the ELSI Congress in June 2022, genetic counselor Kim Foss and ELSI scholar Kate Saylor led a dynamic networking session on “Ethical Topics Associated with Population Genomic Screening”. Participants were eager to expand on some of the key issues that arose … Continued

  • RESCHEDULED : Beyond the Medical: Genetic Testing for Social Traits

    PLEASE NOTE NEW DATE     CGS Webinar | Friday, January 20, 2023 | 11:00am CT / 12:00pm ET — In traditional predictive genetic testing, single gene variants are analyzed to determine whether individuals are at high risk of developing disease. The vast majority of diseases, however, are polygenic—caused by many different genes. Polygenic risk scores (PRS) … Continued