Thu, 14 Jul|
Genomic Equity Series: Getting Genetic Ancestry Right for Society & Society
From our Genomic Data Diversity theme the Genomic Equity Series aims to share the latest experiences, projects and research of those working to improve equity in genomic medicine.
Time & Location
14 Jul 2022, 17:30 BST – 15 Jul 2022, 18:30 BST
About the event
The Genomic Equity Series is a monthly online series hosted by the Diverse Data initiative at Genomics England, in collaboration with the Data Science for Health Equity community, which aims to share the latest experiences, projects and research of those working to improve equity in genomic medicine across the world.
To kick-off this series we are delighted to have Dr. Anna Lewis present her work on the challenges and pitfalls in how we conceptualise, describe and use ancestry in genomics, as outlined in her paper published in Science earlier this year, Getting genetic ancestry right for science and society, where she advocates for a "multidimensional, continuous view of ancestry and a move away from continental ancestry categories".
Anna is a bioethicist focusing on the Ethical, Legal and Social Implications (ELSI) of genetics and genomics. She is interested in the past, present and future impact of genomics on individuals and on society. She is currently a Research Associate at the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics at Harvard, where she is directing a project on the concepts of ancestry and population. Previously to this she worked as a computational biologist and product manager in industry and prior to that, she completed a doctoral degree in Systems Biology from the University of Oxford. You can learn more about Anna and her work here.Agenda
- 17:30 Welcome to the Genomic Equity Series (Maxine Mackintosh @Maxi_Macki , Genomics England & Data Science for Health Equity)
- 17:35 Presentation (Anna Lewis @acflewis, Harvard)
- 18:05 Discussion & Audience Q&A (chaired by Karoline Kuckenbaecker @KKuckenbaecker, Genomics England)
- 18:30 Close
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