Designer life, mutant animals, genetic engineering, gene therapy, insurance - future health speaker

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Designer life, mutant animals, genetic engineering, gene therapy, insurance - future health speaker

http://www.globalchange.com Future of gene tests, genetic counseling, gene therapy, pharmacogenomics, future of the pharmaceutical industry, genetic prophecy and predictions, predicting risk of illness and disease by analyzing genetic code. What is genetic engineering? Mutant animals and viruses, designer life. Future of pharma, drug research and drug development, patents and intellectual property rights. Genes linked to personality, mental illness, criminal behavior, violence and murder. Genes that influence long life, longevity, life expectancy and life insurance or medical or health insurance cover. Public Health Policy - institutes a and foundations for genome research. Gene therapy linked to choice of drug therapy. Analysing tumor genes in cancer chemotherapy to reduce side effects. Gene therapy in Parkinsons disease, diabetes and autoimmunde diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis. Impact of genetic screening on health care planning, hospital admissions, discharge, diagnosis and treatment. Calculating risk of sudden illness or risk of sudden death from family history and gene matching -- human genome project. Sharing gene profiles matched to patient records, patents on human genes and ownership of genetic information by customers, consumers and patients. Marketing of confidential gene test results and other clinical data. Transgenic animals, using animal organs for transplant, stem cells to grow new organs, organogenesis. How scientists and medical research is combining genes from two different animals or organs to make hybrids. Workshop for GSK by conference keynote speaker Patrick Dixon. Risks of genetic engineering -- lethal mutations in offspring, genetic disorders and congenital malformations. Assessing health insurance premiums, pensions, annuity rates, medical or hospital health insurance cover, based on genetic profiling. Legal and compliance issues in gene testing, regulations by government and recommendations by ethical committees. Genes as defence evidence against conviction of violent crime in law court. Doctors, nurses, clinicians, community workers, researchers -- need to work together to find socially acceptable treatments. Access to health care. Diagnostics using genetic data. Disease propensity models. Affordability of gene therapy. Genetic enhancements, performance boosting using injections of genes in athletics and Olympics or to increase human endurance, increase muscle bulk in weight training and body building as alternative to anabolic steroids. Increasing track speed , race times, break records. Drug abuse and drug doping in sport -- regulations and committees.

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