Would you want to know?

‘A whole lot of research on the ethical, legal and cultural implications of genetic information is done by people who have experience in bioethics or regulation,’ says Shostak. ‘We think that people whose family members have already been affected by this condition have a certain sort of expertise as well.’.. CU professor to interview epilepsy sufferers and their own families in depth If a gene was carried by you that increased your threat of having an epileptic seizure, would you want to know? Carry out perceptions of discrimination and stigma against people who have epilepsy affect interest in genetic tests for the disease? Sara Shostak, associate professor in the section of sociology, along with principal investigator Ruth Ottman, professor of epidemiology at Columbia University, and additional collaborators were recently awarded a $2 million grant from The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke for more information about these questions.As Cochlear Ambassador, Brett will take part in a campaign to improve knowing of the significant medical, economic and social impacts hearing loss can have got on individuals and their families. Related StoriesUT Southwestern surgeons help pioneer minimally invasive ear surgeryUse of hearing aids may help safeguard memory and thinking abilities in older adultsChemotherapy treatment can contribute to long-term neurocognitive deficits in pediatric brain tumor survivorsSpeaking in London, prior to the start of Ashes, Brett said, ‘Hearing reduction is a huge global public ailment. I can't imagine cricket without sound, off the field not hearing group mates, or at home not hearing family members. I can't imagine it.’ ‘A cochlear implant can transform all that.

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