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The use of genetic testing kits is on the rise, promising to reveal what your DNA says about your health, traits and ancestry. Despite concerns being raised around who this information could be shared with, understanding our genetic information has the potential to transform the NHS and revolutionise patient treatment. Leading personalised medicine experts Joanne Hackett and Munir Pirmohamed consider the benefits and risks of DNA testing technology and discuss how it could pave the way for personalised treatments for diseases such as cancer with Vivienne Parry.

Munir and Joanne will be answering your questions live in the YouTube chat section during this broadcast.

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Biographies

Joanne Hackett is the Commercial Director and lead member of the Commercial Business Committee at Genomics England (GeL).

Munir Pirmohamed is David Weatherall Chair in Medicine at the University of Liverpool, and a Consultant Physician at the Royal Liverpool University Hospital. He is Director of the MRC Centre for Drug Safety Sciences, and Director of the Wolfson Centre for Personalised Medicine.

Vivienne Parry is a writer and broadcaster. She has a part time role as Head of Engagement at Genomics England which delivered the 100,000 Genomes Project. She also sits on the board of UK Research & Innovation and is Chair of Cheltenham Science Festival.

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