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Ethical, Legal, and Social Implications of Gene-Environment Interaction Research virtual workshop

jointly supported NIEHS/NHGRI virtual workshop “Ethical, Legal, and Social Implications of Gene-Environment Interaction Research”, which will be held on January 11 and 12, 2022.

The draft agenda has been updated with session descriptions and additional presenters and panelists.

The workshop is meant to explore ethical, legal, and social implications (ELSI) in research endeavors related to gene-environment interaction (GxE) and genetic susceptibility to environmental exposures. For the purposes of this workshop, GxE research refers broadly to studies exploring the varying effect of an environmental exposure(s) depending on genetic background of an individual or the stimulation of a gene variant(s) to cause disease or dysfunction only under certain environmental conditions. As funding for more biomedical and behavioral research to explore those interactions increases, potentially novel ELSI issues are rapidly emerging.

Please see the workshop webpage to register.

For questions about meeting content please contact Kimberly McAllister, 984-287-3287.

Meeting participants are encouraged to use “#ELSI_GxE” for social media posts (Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, etc.). We encourage you to invite your interested colleagues, and we hope you can make it!


Jan 11 2022


All Day