NHGRI Roundtable discussion: “Does genetic and genomic screening keep open the door to eugenics?” – May 25th


Register now! NHGRI Roundtable – May 25

The National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) invites you to join them on Wednesday, May 25, from 1-3 p.m. ET for a conversation on the complexities surrounding historical and present-day eugenics, scientific racism and ableism in the context of genetic and genomic screening and diagnostic technologies.  

  • What are the historical connections between the eugenics movement and genetic counseling, and what are their continuing legacies today? 
  • How are ethical and scientific experts addressing the development of contemporary genetic counseling, reproductive choice and clinically informed decision-making?
  • How can the scientific community discuss health, disease and disability in an empathetic way?  

An internationally recognized group of experts have been assembled to help answer these questions and more. NHGRI will also answer select questions from registered audience members. 

This event is free and open to the public. Sign language interpreting and CART services will be provided.

You can register here: https://nih.zoomgov.com/webinar/register/WN_ERdPQCJcTNqUJmA6WkDRTQ

The agenda for the event is available here: https://www.genome.gov/event-calendar/roundtable-discussion-does-genetic-and-genomic-screening-keep-open-the-door-to-eugenics

Questions? Contact: Jean-Paul Courneya, bioinformationist, and Amy Yarnell, data services librarian at data@hshsl.umaryland.edu.

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