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Debate on the implications of establishing a Danish genome bank at the Festival of Research 2015

Should Denmark have a genome database of the Danish population, and who should have access to it? Join the debate on the implications of establishing a Danish gene bank at the Festival of Research 2015.

2015.04.20 | Signe Opstrup

Date Thu 23 Apr Fri 24 Apr
Time 09:30    19:00
Location Aarhus and Copenhagen

You are invited to participate in one of four debates that will be held in Aarhus and Copenhagen. The debates are your chance to express your opinions about important issues, such as:

  • Would you be willing to contribute your genome to a genome bank?
  • How do you think genetic data should be protected in relation to your right to privacy?
  • Do you think industry should be allowed access to the genome bank to develop new medicines?

Participants will also have a chance to ask genetic researchers and ethicists questions. If you participate, you’ll learn more about an exciting new field of research full of opportunities as well as important questions that affect all of us. You don’t need any prior knowledge of the subject to participate.

The debates will take place in Danish.

Practical information about the debates:

Copenhagen: Thursday 23 April 2015 9:00- 12 noon or 13:30 - 16:00
Venue: Teknologirådet (DBT Foundation), Toldboldgade 12

Aarhus: Friday 24 April 2015 13:00-15:30 or 16:30-19:00
Venue: Aarhus University

Sign up here (in Danish)

Read more about the programme and the challenges and opportunities involved in genetic research (in Danish)

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