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REF NO.: 161

SUBJECT: Café Scientifique on genetic research tonight

DATE: March 24,2009

Would you want to know if you’re at risk of an inoperable cancer or a deadly heart condition? Or should you learn your risk if it might save other lives in your family? Tonight at the Ship Inn Pub located on Duckworth St., in St. John’s, you can discuss these issues with some of the top genetic researchers and counsellors at Memorial University.
This special Café Scientifique, sponsored by Memorial and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, starts at 7 p.m. There is no admission charge, refreshments will be served and everyone is welcome.
All in the Family: A Discussion about Genetics and How Much we Should (or Shouldn’t) Know features facilitators Dr. Terry-Lynn Young, molecular geneticist, Dr. Daryl Pullman, bioethicist, and genetic counsellors Kathy Hodgkinson and Andree MacMillan.

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For further information, please contact: Sharon Gray, communications co-ordinator (health sciences) at (709) 777-8397 or sgray@mun.ca.
 

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