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Anya Prince - The Ethics of Polygenic Risk Scores

Friday, February 21, 2020, 4:45pm to 5:30pm
Biology Building East , 101 Kollros Auditorium
210 Iowa Avenue, Iowa City, IA 52240

Anya Prince is Associate Professor of Law and Member of the University of Iowa Genetics Cluster. Her teaching and research interests explore the ethical, legal, and social implications of genomic testing, with particular focus on genetic discrimination and privacy rights, the intersection of clinical and research ethics, and insurance coverage of genetic technologies and interventions. Professor Prince has published a variety of articles in legal, bioethics, and medical journals, including the American Journal of Bioethics, Journal of Law, Medicine, and Ethics, and Genetics in Medicine. She was recently awarded a Pathway to Independence Award (K99/R00) from the National Human Genome Research Institute to examine the use of genetic information by life, long-term care, and disability insurers.



This talk is part of the 2020 Iowa City Darwin Day celebration of science. See iowacitydarwinday.org for more details. Sponsored by Iowa City Darwin Day, the Office of the Vice President for Research, the Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost, the Public Policy Center, the Center for Teaching, the College of Law, the Obermann Center, the Delta Center, the Iowa Institute of Human Genetics, the Genetics Cluster Initiative, the Interdisciplinary Graduate Program in Genetics, the College of Public Health Center, the UI Libraries, the Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, the Division of Internal Medicine, the College of Medicine, the Old Capitol Museums, Integrated DNA Technologies, Green State Credit Union, Hills Bank, FilmScene, Nodo, and the Departments of Biology, Anthropology, Earth and Environmental Sciences, Teaching and Learning, Rhetoric, Geographical and Sustainability Sciences, and Gender, Women’s and Sexuality Studies.


Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa–sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact Deirdre Egan in advance at 3194308930 or deirdre-egan@uiowa.edu.