In recent years genetic research has lead to the development of hundreds of genetic tests which are now easily accessible to individuals curious to find out whether or not they will develop a certain disorder. An increasing number of these tests are also available for main neurodegenerative diseases, like Alzheimer, Parkinson and Huntington, which are still incurable. But how reliable are these tests and what type of information are they offering? Do they help people to take decisions about their life?
Scientists, clinicians, patients, lawyers, philosophers, sociologists, journalists and other stakeholders will gather to discuss the state of the art of genetic testing for main neurodegenerative diseases and the ethical, legal and social implications.
Application deadline: 15 November 2009.
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