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February 10th 2014:Why Family Caregivers Should Care for their Families' Genetic Inheritance Data

Marcy Darnovsky, PhD, is Executive Director of the Center for Genetics and Society, http://www.geneticsandsociety.org/index.php. Jeff Nisker, MD PhD FRCSC FCAHS, is a Professor of Obstetrics-Gynaecology at the Schulich School Medicine & Dentistry, Western University, and Scientist, Children’s Health Research Institute, http://publish.uwo.ca/~jnisker/. They highlight their lives, careers and experience with family caregiving. They describe their work with their organizations. They discuss the benefits and risks associated with the use of families’ genetic inheritance data for research and for m

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Marcy Darnovsky, PhD

Marcy Darnovsky, PhD, Executive Director of the Center for Genetics and Society, speaks and writes widely on the politics of human biotechnology, focusing on their social justice and public interest implications, http://www.geneticsandsociety.org/index.php. Her articles have appeared in The Nation, Democracy, Harvard Law and Policy Review, The American Interest, Alternet, Science Progress, The Journal of Life Sciences, Modern Healthcare, Contraception, Bioethics Forum, Tikkun and many others. She has appeared on dozens of television, radio, and online news shows and has been interviewed and cited in hundreds of news and magazine articles. She has worked as an organizer and advocate in a rang
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Jeff Nisker MD PhD

Jeff Nisker MD PhD FRCSC FCAHS, is a Professor of Obstetrics-Gynaecology at the Schulich School Medicine & Dentistry, Western University, and Scientist, Children’s Health Research Institute, http://publish.uwo.ca/~jnisker/. He holds, and has held, CIHR and Genome Canada grants to explore ethical and social issues in reproductive medicine, genetics, and exposure of pregnant women to environmental toxins. He has held a CIHR/Health Canada grant exploring public engagement for citizen deliberation regarding pre-implantation genetic diagnosis. He has written or co-written over 150 scientific articles and book chapters, as well as seven plays. His plays have been performed throughout Canada, as we
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