Members Lunch with Professor Jane Kaye

HEALTH SERIES: Who owns your DNA?

Members Lunch with Professor Jane Kaye
20th April 2017

DNA is now part of everyday language and shapes the way that we think about ourselves and others.  Genetic analysis is being routinely used in cancer diagnosis and treatment and other disease areas. It is found in every cell in the body and we leave our DNA behind as we undertake our daily business. We like to think of the various parts of our body as belonging to us. But who really owns your DNA? And what kind of legal rights do you have over its use and analysis? 

Prof. Jane Kaye is the Director of the Centre for Law, Health and Emerging Technologies (HeLEX) at the University of Oxford and a Wellcome Trust University Award holder.  She is on a number of international expert committees and scientific advisory boards and has been on the  Nuffield Council Bioethics Working Group on Biodata and Rapporteur for the EC Expert Report,  Biobanks for Europe - A Challenge for Governance, June 2012

Her team is leading on the Dynamic Consent project and she is one of the leaders in the ELSI 2.0 Global Initiative. Her research focuses on the relationships between law, ethics and the emerging technologies in health. The main focus of her research is on genomics with an emphasis on biobanks, privacy, data-sharing frameworks, global governance and translational research.


Venue: Sake

121 Flinders Lane Melbourne

20th April 2017, 12:30pm - 2:00pm

Tickets: $77.00

Ticket Price includes GST

Bookings Close: 12th April 2017