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Your Genetic Privacy in the Big Data Era

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Fleet Science Center

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1875 El Prado

San Diego, CA 92101

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Please Note: This event is free to the public, but the cost for these programs is substantial. If you would like to help support the Ethics Center so that we can continue to offer these programs, please contact The Center for Ethics in Science and Technology to discuss options for a tax deductible donation.

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Wednesday, November 6, 2019, from 5:00-7:00 PM.

Join us from 5:00-5:30 PM for a half hour of refreshments and conversation. Our speaker will begin at 5:30 PM.

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Fleet Science Center, Balboa Park

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Laura Rivard, Ph.D., Professor, Biology, University of San Diego

Dr. Rivard has been teaching in the Biology Department at the University of San Diego for over 15 years. Her doctoral research at the University of California, San Diego focused on spinal cord development. She has taught a number of different lecture and laboratory classes from introductory freshmen courses to senior seminars. Her interest in genetics has led to an exploration of ethical issues surrounding the rapidly advancing field. Currently, she is working to bring these issues and related science content to schools and the public in her role as Outreach Coordinator for the Sciences.

Your Genetic Privacy in the Big Data Era

In the United States, privacy is considered a fundamental right. Yet today our activities are followed to a degree unfathomable not long ago by way of cell phones, online behaviors, and more. As genomic technologies continue to expand, another avenue now exists by which we may potentially be scrutinized: DNA sequence. Our genetic information contains our most private details, but we leave it everywhere and share the sequence closely with dozens or even hundreds of relatives. In this talk we will discuss ways in which our DNA may “escape” from our control, what can actually be done with the sequence, and whether there is cause for concern.

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There are free lots available behind the Fleet Science Center near the entrance to the Community Forum.

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1875 El Prado

San Diego, CA 92101

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