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Hastings-AMA Webinar on Ethics in Personalized Genomics Available
The Hastings Center partnered with the American Medical Association (AMA) and the PBS award-winning science series NOVA to produce a webinar on personalized genomic medicine and the ethical issues it raises.

The webinar, which was held on August 30, draws on Hastings co-production with NOVA of Cracking Your Genetic Code,  a one-hour documentary that received major funding from the National Institutes of Health. The show aired on March 30, 2012 and was seen by 3.5 million viewers. The show examined ethical issues raised by personalized genomic medicine such as genetic determinism, privacy, understanding risk and “designer babies.”

The recorded webinar is available free online . The powerpoint presentation from the webinar can be downloaded here.

Presenters include Dr. Sandra Fryhofer, chair of the AMA Council on Science and Public Health; Rachel Connolly, Director of Education at NOVA; and Mary Crowley, Director of Public Affairs and Communications at The Hastings Center.

Related Hastings Center resources include:

NOVA's Cracking Your Genetic Code program is available streaming on-line at