WHOSE DNA IS IT ANYWAY: It’s a Fine Line Between Profiling and Privacy

Cremorne Theatre, QPAC

Summary

The perks and pitfalls of DNA testing

Terms like DNA profiling, genetic testing and genome sequencing have become a part of our everyday lexicon, and many of us are intrigued by what links, secrets and problems can be found in our genetic code. What really happens when you submit a DNA sample for analysis? Who is actually using it and what can it show about your health, past and future? And what are the ethical, social and legal issues around this most personal form of data? This wide-ranging discussion will explore the place of DNA data in today’s technology-driven world.

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Aideen McInerney-Leo

Participant

Aideen McInerney-Leo

Aideen McInerney-Leo studied Human Genetics as an undergraduate at the University College London and her Masters in Genetic Counselling at the University of Manchester. She then moved to the USA...

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Natasha Mitchell

Moderator

Natasha Mitchell

Natasha Mitchell is a multi-award winning radio host, science journalist, and podcaster with the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC). She presents the weekly culture and science program, Science Friction, on ABC...

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Dennis McNevin

Participant

Dennis McNevin

Dennis McNevin is Professor of Forensic Genetics, or the use of genetics in the justice system, at the University of Technology Sydney. With a background in biochemical engineering (PhD, University...

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Andrew Crowden

Participant

Andrew Crowden

Andrew Crowden is a practical ethicist and bioethicist with extensive experience in clinical, research and organisational ethics. He is Associate Professor in Philosophy at University of Queensland's School of Historical...

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Location

Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC), Melbourne Street, South Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

Age Recommendation

Ages 13+

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