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Exploring Origins and Impacts of Beliefs about Genetic Causation - Presentation - Vereinigte Staaten

Date: 18.05.2023, 14:00-18:00h
New York, NY
Vereinigte Staaten
Keywords: Genetic testing/counselling - Genetic research/engineering
Details: Genomic research has fueled hopes that genetic findings will lead the way to precision medicine. But whether patients seek and use genetic information will depend on how they understand the link between genetics and health. This conference will address the psychological processes involved in seeking explanations and how they apply to understanding the causal role of genetics. Speakers will also describe empirical research on the types of phenomena most readily attributed to genetics by members of the general population, and the psychosocial impacts of receiving disease-related genomic information among people affected by or at risk of disease. Hastings Center scholars, Erik Parens and Josephine Johnston, will be speaking at Columbia University Medical Center’s annual conference, Center for Research on Ethical, Legal & Social Implications of Psychiatric, Neurologic & Behavioral Genetics.
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