I hope you are all well! I’m writing with a reminder for our next YDYS Webinar, being
delivered by Yali Cong, as well as a save the date for November instalment, which will be
delivered by Barbara Prainsack and Torsten Voigt.
Tuesday 5 October
Prof Yali Cong
Public Perspectives on Genetic Information: Is there an essential difference between China
and the UK?
Data gathered by the Your DNA, Your Say survey, a global study on attitudes towards DNA
and Big Data, has revealed significant similarities in the attitudes of people surveyed in
China, India and Russia. Prof Yali Cong, our collaborator for the Chinese arm of Your DNA,
Your Say, plans to conduct further analysis of this phenomenon in a literature review. In
this seminar she will discuss her findings so far and how these attitudes compare to
findings from the UK audience.
Yali is Professor in Bioethics, Dean of the Department of Medical Ethics and Health Law
and was also the Chair of Peking University Institutional Review Board (PKU IRB) from
2010-2020. Prof. Cong got her PhD degree in Philosophy of Science and has a wide range of
research interest in Research Ethics, Global Public Health Ethics and Medical
Professionalism. She has published a variety of papers in the field of medical ethics. She
is the current Chair of the China Medical Ethics Association for the term 2020 to 2022.
She has been a collaborator on the Your DNA, Your Say study since 2019.
Information on the webinar, including the Zoom link, can be found here:
All are welcome to join! Attached is a promo image that can be used on Twitter, feel free
to share it on your social media along with the above link if you are so inclined.
-SAVE THE DATE-
Wednesday 10 November
Prof Barbara Prainsack and Prof Torsten Voigt
More information to come
Have a lovely weekend and hope to see you via Zoom on Tuesday!
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