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A postgraduate research opportunity at the University of Otago.


Academic background
Health Sciences
Host campus
Obstetrics, Gynaecology and Women's Health (Wellington)
Dr Sara Filoche


Genomic medicine is poised to change the face of medicine, and likely it will, but what do New Zealanders know about it, and more importantly what do they want to know about it? In fact, there are a lot of questions that we need to ask – how do New Zealanders view their DNA – is it theirs as an individual or the family’s? We are proposing to undertake a nationally representative survey and focus groups with the New Zealand public to find out. We need to open the dialogue between clinicians, researchers and the public; and we urgently need answers to these questions to inform genomic research, policy and ethical practice so that the people it is intending to benefit have a voice in how it is used.


Dr Sara Filoche