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Debbie Kennett
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There's no such thing as a 'pure' European—or anyone else.

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This is a very enjoyable talk by Mike Mulligan of AncestryDNA given at a recent meeting of the Genealogical Society of Ireland:

He provides an interesting insight in particular into the Irish genetic communities and how DNA testing is connecting the Irish diaspora with their homeland.


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There are some great articles in the new issue of JOGG.

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We are hosting a workshop at University College London (UCL) on 27th June on “Personal Genetic Testing: Challenges, Pitfalls, and Benefits in and Beyond the Clinic". Everyone is welcome to attend.

The event will take place between 09.45 and 19.30 at the UCL Anthropology Department, 14 Taviton Street.

The event is free to attend but there are only a limited number of spaces at the venue so if you are interested in coming along make sure you register at EventBrite:

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/personal-genetic-testing-challenges-and-benefits-in-and-beyond-the-clinic-tickets-34145019673

Here is the timetable.
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AGENDA

09.45. Welcome

10.00. Keynote Speech: Genetics and Identity - Adam Rutherford (BBC)

11.00-11.20. ~ Coffee Break ~

11.20. Science of Ancestry Testing, Focus Group - Garrett Hellenthal (UCL), Debbie Kennett (UCL), Turi King (University of Leicester), David Nicholson (Living DNA), Mike Mulligan (AncestryDNA), Mark Thomas (Moderator, UCL)

12.20-13.30. ~ Lunch ~

13.30. Ethical Issues in Personal Genetic Testing, Panel - Ernesto Schwartz-Marin (Durham University), Speaker TBC, Matthias Wienroth (Moderator, Northumbria University)

14.30. Social Science Perspectives on Personal Genetic Testing and Identity, Panel - Catherine Nash (Queen Mary University), Speaker TBC, Sahra Gibbon (Moderator, UCL)

15.30-16.00. ~ Coffee break ~

16.00. Security and Privacy Challenges in Genomics, Tutorial - Emiliano De Cristofaro (UCL)

17.00. Medical and Research Aspects of Personal Genetic Testing, Short Talks - Stephen Beck (UCL), David Bentley (Illumina), Joyce Harper (UCL, moderator)

18.00. Reception

Please note that the agenda may change as we are still finalizing some invitations, and will be confirmed a few days before the event. Please check the Eventbrite page for updates.

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A new company offering whole genome sequencing for the European market

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The end of the road for Who Do You Think You Are? Live. The show has been cancelled. Let's hope the SOG can come up with a suitable replacement event.

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My report from WDYTYA? Live 2017

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