Edinburgh Medical Debate. Genome Screening: A Pandora's Box?
From Nicholas Kelly on November 20th, 2017
Edinburgh Medical School and the Medical Students Council hosted the third in the series of the Edinburgh Medical Debates, entitled "Genome Screening: A Pandora’s Box?" Recorded 14 November 2017.
The motion of the debate was “This house believes that the UK population should have whole genome screening.”
Chaired by Prof Alison McCallum, Director of Public Health and Health Policy, NHS Lothian.
The panel are:
Professor Tim Aitman, Director of the Centre for Genomic and Experimental Medicine, MRC Institute of Genetics and Molecular Medicine
Miss Catherine McGarry, Year 1 MBChB Student
Professor Graeme Laurie, Professor of Medical Jurisprudence, University of Edinburgh, and Founding Director of the JK Mason Institute for Medicine, Life Sciences and the Law.
Professor Sarah Cunningham-Burley, Professor of Medical and Family Sociology, and Dean of Molecular, Genetic and Population Health Sciences, Edinburgh Medical School, University of Edinburgh
Each speaker presents their argument for or against the motion, followed by Q&A and then finally a vote.