This event will discuss current  issues raised by the new industry of Direct-to-Consumer Genetic Testing.

Prof. Hagan Bayley is Professor of Chemical Biology at Oxford and a fellow of Hertford College. He is also the co-founder of Oxford Nanopore Technologies Ltd.

Dr Stuart Hogarth is  a research fellow at King's College London, whose  work is at the interface between medical sociology, bioethics and science and technology studies. He is also a member of the newly established Emerging Science and Bioethics Advisory Committee (ESBAC). He also writes the blog Gene Values.

Fellow of Hertford College

Teresa Finlay is an academic visitor at the HeLEX Centre, Oxford and is also a PhD candidate at Cardiff University and a member of CESAGen. Teresa is a Registered Nurse and Lecturer with experience in cancer and critical care nursing, and postgraduate education in healthcare. Her interest in cancer screening and genetics prompted development of a research proposal to explore UK Users' and Clinicians' experiences of direct-to-consumer genetic testing for disease risk, and its potential impact on the NHS.

All are welcome. We hope to see you there.