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Stein Institute Presents: Consumer Genomics: What Do People Do With Their Genomes?

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What do recent studies reveal about peoples’ reactions to DNA tests? What should you do if a DNA test shows that you a have a gene variation related to a common disease? Are there risks associated with genetic testing? 

Please join us for our next public lecture as we welcome Cinnamon Bloss, PhD, who will present “Consumer Genomics: What Do People Do With Their Genomes?”

Dr. Bloss is an Assistant Professor at the Scripps Translational Science Institute (STSI) in La Jolla, California. Her research is funded by the National Institutes of Health and is focused on investigating individuals’ behavioral and psychological responses to disclosure of genomic risk information for common, complex diseases. She is the lead researcher on STSI's Scripps Genomic Health Initiative, and her work on this project was recently published in the New England Journal of Medicine and has been highlighted at a number of national and international scientific meetings. She has also presented invited testimony on consumer genomics before the Food and Drug Administration Advisory Panel.

Free parking is available by phoning (858) 534-6299 AT LEAST THREE WORKING DAYS IN ADVANCE to receive a free parking permit. Attendees may also purchase permits at the parking kiosk on Gilman Drive or park at the metered sites. 

 

Wednesday, February 15, 2012, 5:30 p.m. 

Liebow Auditorium
San Diego Biomedical Science Building
UCSD School of Medicine Campus

 

Directions:

  • From Interstate 5 North or South: Exit La Jolla Village Drive West
  • Right on Villa La Jolla Drive
  • Left on Gilman Drive
  • Left into Parking Lot 602 (first stop sign) (There are 4 handicap-accessible spaces in this lot.)
  • From parking lot, walk towards Medical Teaching Facility (MTF)
  • Right through MTF and enter Biomedical Science Building through glass doors
  • Pass the first hallway and take the elevator to the second floor
  • Exit the elevator and go left; at the end of the hallway, go left
  • Follow signs to Liebow Auditorium, which is the last room on the left

 

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