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Robert Green, MD, MPH presented the grand rounds lecture titled Ethical Dilemmas in Genetics Research: When should subjects learn their results? on Tuesday, January 29 to a packed crowd in the Surgery Theater at the Hospital University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Green’s lecture addressed the question of how to proceed when discovering incidental findings in genetic research, such as discovering a subject’s likelihood to be a carrier for certain diseases, and the ethical implications that come with revealing that information to the subject or patient.
Dr. Green is a physician and scientist at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School in the division of genetics and department of medicine. Dr. Green's research has led to key contributions in understanding genetic risk factors for Alzheimer’s disease, including the development of risk estimates based on family history and genetic markers.