Morgan Centre Interdisciplinary Dialogue: The genetic family in question
|Starts:||10:00 10 May 2012|
|Ends:||12:00 10 May 2012|
|What is it:||Seminar|
Speaker: Dr Janet Fink (Open University), Dr Gill Haddow (University of Edinburgh), Dr Caroline Jones (University of Southampton), Dr Rebecca Dimond (University of Cardiff)
Further details: This seminar explores the role of genetic connections (or lack thereof) in families, and how issues associated with being or not being genetically related in families is perceived, understood and managed in contemporary society. It brings together scholars from diverse disciplinary backgrounds such as law, cultural studies and history, health studies and sociology who address this question in their work from a variety of angles. The issues discussed over the day include donor conception, adoption and (non)genetic family relationships as well as genetic relatedness, inheritability, health and illness.
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