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Subject: Health: Medicine

Genetic Testing and Breast Cancer Series

Each year the World Congress of Bioethics hosts a conference which features symposiums on Bioethics, which is the study of the ethical, social, legal, philosophical and other related issues arising in health care, as well as other biological sciences. This classic series supported by the Stanford University Center Click for more

3. The Role of the Biotechnology Industry

3. The Role of the Biotechnology Industry

This program looks at how the private sector has gotten involved in genetic testing for breast cancer susceptibility, addressing moral, legal and social issues. First, Mark Skolnick, Ph.D., the founder of Mryiad Genetics, which is a leading Biopharmaceutical company that develops and tests new drugs for Alzheimer's disease, cancer, and antivirals, explains how his company has created high-quality tests, attempting to set a standard for the field of genetic testing which he hopes others will follow; also he comments on the importance of BRCA 1 and BRCA 2 testing. Next Lori B. Andrews, J.D. Professor of Law, Chicago-Kent College of Law delves into the legal and moral issues in the regulation and use of genetic testing, which provides challenges for various philosophical and practical reasons; she also addresses genetic mutation and motives of testing companies. 99/07DE SCA 60 min.

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