Past Event

Eva Kittay: Genetic Variants and the Gifts and Burdens of a Genetic Diagnosis

November 18, 2019
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
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Irving Institute for Clinical and Translational Research (Rm. 10-405A&B), Presbyterian Hospital Building, 622 West 168th Street, New York

Event Description: 

For 49 years, Eva Kittay had no etiology of her daughter’s very significant cognitive and physical impairments. Then she got a genetic diagnosis…In this talk she will examine the responses this diagnosis evoked from her family, whether there were any implications altering how we deal with her daughter’s disabilities, different ways genetic diagnoses impact families, and how we should understand a diagnosis of “de novo mutation/variation” for significant disabilities.

Event Speaker: 

Eva Kittay, Distinguished Professor of Philosophy at SUNY Stony Brook

Event Information: 

This event is a part of the Seminar on Ethical, Legal and Social Implications of Genetics as hosted by the Center for Research on Ethical/Legal/Social Implications of Psychiatric, Neurologic & Behavioral Genetics at the Columbia University Medical Center. 

Please contact Paul S. Appelbaum at 646-774-8630 or [email protected] for more information.