A guide to “Do You Know Where Your DNA Is?”

Welcome to the event blog for “Do You Know Where Your DNA Is?” — a public forum on biomedical ethics hosted by the Northwest Association for Biomedical Research and CityClub Seattle on October 25, 2010.

The forum addressed issues of public trust and professional ethics in “biobanks” — large collections of biological samples and personal health information, also called “biorepositories.”

How should we govern biobanks? Can we trust them with our health information? How should donors provide consent? Will biobanks lead to medical progress?

These questions and others from the general public were addressed by our moderator, Gretchen Sorensen of Sorensen Ideas and three expert panelists:

Listen to or download recordings of the event (MP3): Part 1 | Part 2 or, see and read about the event below.

The most recent posts are listed at the top of this blog, so you might prefer to read up from the bottom:

This blog was written by Brian Glanz for NWABR with photos by Jeffrey Luke for CityClub Seattle.

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