The findings of genome research add a new dimension to the discussion on “predisposition and environmental influence”. How can society deal with the fact that some people are disadvantaged by their genetic predispositions? How can our healthcare system be improved in terms of genetic counselling, diagnosis and support? Do we have a particular responsibility towards less well-educated classes? To which extent do affected people or their families have to bear financial and social consequences themselves, and what kind of support should the healthcare system offer?
Professor and Director, Human Genetics Division, Innsbruck Medical University, Innsbruck|
Professor and Director, Human Genetics Division, Innsbruck Medical University, Innsbruck
|1984-1991 Medical Studies, Freiburg (Germany) & Belfast (Northern Ireland);|
|1991-1995 Junior doctor and Research Fellow, Queen's University Belfast;|
|1995-1999 Univ. Children's Hospital, Marburg, Germany;|
|2000-2008 Institute of Human Genetics, Heidelberg University, Germany;|