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Lecture: Ethics of prenatal testing THIS LECTURE HAS BEEN CANCELLED

Posted: 2020/01/10 | Author: UOJO




It is with regret that we have to cancel our upcoming lecture by Professor Dominic Wilkinson on pre-genome testing on Wednesday 26 February. This is because the institution hosting his stay has asked him to postpone his visit to Japan. 


Resource Allocation, Rationing and Whole Genome Prenatal Testing
Professor Dominic Wilkinson, Professor of Medical Ethics
Wednesday 26 February 2020

Rapid developments in non-invasive prenatal testing mean that prospective parents can access increasing amounts of genetic information about their future child. Whole genome sequencing via non-invasive testing is now clinically available in some areas. Should public healthcare systems fund such testing? If so, in what circumstances, and should the information returned be restricted?

In this lecture, Professor Wilkinson will examine the ethical challenges around public funding of whole genome prenatal testing.

Professor Dominic Wilkinson is Director of Medical Ethics and Professor of Medical Ethics at the Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics in the University of Oxford. He is also a consultant in newborn intensive care at the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford. 


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