A Genetic Portrait of Gender in North America

Dr. Coleman Nye, GSWS

Genetic science can tell us a lot about our biology, but can it also tell us about our society? In recent years, the BRCA genes, which are known to increase risk for breast and ovarian cancer, have been at the centre of public debates about health, gender, and economics in Canada and across the globe. From Angelina Jolie's controversial decision to treat her genetic cancer risk through preventive surgeries to legal disputes over whether human genes can be owned by private companies, this talk explores the surprising thangs cancer genetics can tell us about gender in North America today.

Part of the FASS Canada 150 Speaker Series.

Date : 2017-09-2711 views
Department : FASS Deans Office
Keyword : Health, Genetics, Cancer, gender