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  • BSGM support of ASHG response to new workplace

    posted on 5th April 2017  |  0 Comments  |  Not tagged.

    Posted from: BSGM

    The British Society for Genetic Medicine (BSGM) supports the recent stance taken by the American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG) in cautioning against the use of legislation that might place employees under pressure to undergo genetic testing or to disclose the results of any such testing to their employers. Genetic testing can have a valuable role in health care in certain situations, for example, by identifying individuals at risk of inherited conditions, or reassuring individuals that they have not inherited a condition that has affected other family members. Such testing can suggest appropriate surveillance or treatment for individuals at increased risk. The BSGM therefore opposes legislative changes that might dissuade individuals from undergoing appropriate testing through fear that this information may be used to discriminate against them, including through increased premiums or denying access to insurance. On the other hand, many genetic tests will not predict future ill health accurately, and mandating such tests as part of, for example, a pre-employment check, could lead to discrimination if the results are given more credibility than there is evidence for. BSGM believes that genetic testing to predict future ill health should only be undertaken where individuals receive appropriate support and information and are free to choose without fear of previous result disclosure, or new testing, being used to decide insurance premiums or to discriminate against them in any other form. Read More...
  • A few places still available on the Manchester Dysmorphology Course 2017

    posted on 14th March 2017  |  0 Comments  |  Not tagged.

    Posted from: CGS

    This highly recommended course is intended mainly for doctors in training in Clinical Genetics or newly appointed consultants and will consist of lectures, interactive and case-based teaching covering common and emerging dysmorphic syndromes and diagnostic approaches. 

    For more details, visit the events page

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  • Genomics of Rare Disease- Deadlines Approaching

    Genomics of Rare Disease- Deadlines Approaching

    posted on 1st February 2017  |  0 Comments  |  Tagged: genomics,meetings

    Posted from: CGS

    The Genomics of Rare Diseases Meeting will take place on the 5th-7th April 2017. This year's theme is 'Discovery and Care'; we aim to explore how cutting-edge genomic research translates into clinical care and informs our understanding of the biology of rare disease. Important dates for your diary:

    Bursary Deadline: 1st February

    Abstract Deadline: 8th February

    Registration Deadline: 8th March

    Visit the event webpage for more details.

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  • Consent and Confidentiality

    posted on 18th January 2017  |  0 Comments  |  Not tagged.

    Posted from: BSGM

    Looking for volunteers to update guidance Read More...
  • BSGM Ethics and Policy Committee

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    Posted from: BSGM

    BSGM Ethics and Policy Committee seeks new members Read More...

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  • Professor Rodney Harris

    posted 20th December 2017  |  0 Comments

    We were sorry to hear of the passing of one of our founding fathers, Professor Rodney Harris. This obituary from Professor Gareth Evans tells you more about his remarkable life.

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