Wednesday, August 5, 2020at 7:00 pm
The Benefits, Limitations and Ethical Challenges of Genetic Testing
in Health and Genealogy Settings
Presented by Dr. Aaron Goldenberg
Vice Chair & Associate Professor
Department of Bioethics
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
As commercial genetic testing becomes cheaper and more available, many individuals and families are using these technologies to explore their own health, as well as their ancestry. However, the use of genetic testing also raises many ethical and social questions regarding the accuracy of genetic ancestry tests, the impact that genetic information may have on one’s identity, and the potential misuse of personal genetic data. The presentation will explore the benefits, limitations, and ethical challenges of genetic testing in health and genealogy settings.
Dr. Aaron Goldenberg is Vice-Chair and Associate Professor in the Department of Bioethics at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. He is also the Research Director for the Department and Co-Director of the Case Western Center for Genetic Research Ethics and Law. Dr. Goldenberg’s work has focused on the ethical, legal, and social implications of genetics and genomics in clinical and public health settings.
This program is free and open to the public, but capacity is limited.
Priority will be given to members of the Jewish Genealogy Society of Cleveland.
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Submitted by Sylvia F. Abrams
Immediate Past President
On behalf of Program Committee