October 13, 2015 – 7 p.m.
McNally Robinson Booksellers, 1120 Grant Avenue, Winnipeg

The mapping of the human genome in 2003 has led to scientific discoveries of all kinds. The identification of the genes causing genetic disorders continues to grow in the 21st century. Pet owners can now obtain a kit to send off and find out the genetic makeup of their dogs. People can do the same, through such businesses as Ancestry and 23andMe. What are the implications of access to this detailed health information? How accurate is it? How do you interpret the findings?

Moderator:

Dr. Louise Simard
Head and Professor, Department of Biochemistry & Medical Genetics,
College of  Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences

Panellists:

Claudia Carriles
Certified Genetic Counsellor, Molecular Diagnostic Laboratory, Diagnostic Services Manitoba

Vivian Rachlis
Partner, Thompson Dorfman Sweatman LLP

Dr. Cheryl Rockman-Greenberg
Professor, Pediatrics & Child Health and Biochemistry & Medical Genetics, College of Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Manitoba; Research Affiliate, Children’s Hospital Research Institute of Manitoba