Tuesday 19th June from 7.00pm – 9.00pm (accessible and suitable for older primary school children and all ages above – basically from 10 to 110 !!! )
Genomics in the NHS Clinic – the Appliance of Science with Dr. Ian Ellis MBE (Consultant Clinical Geneticist in the NHS)
Dr Ellis has been a Clinical Geneticist in Liverpool, for over 20 years. Genetic testing has developed from chromosome testing to gene analysis, and now extends to whole genome sequencing. But what does this mean for families seen in the genetic clinic? The impact of the Human Genome project and the 100,000 Genome Study will be illustrated by specific examples.
“It’s a bit like starting to use a new smartphone – what do the all the buttons do?” There will be questions and topics raised that impact all of us. Come on a journey of exploration with us, for which no prior or scientific knowledge is needed.