27 2019

JGS Toronto. DNA: Ownership and Privacy of Genetic Testing Results

10:30AM - 12:00PM  

Shaarei Shomayim Congregation
info@jgstoronto.ca 470 Glencairn Avenue
Toronto, ON M5N 1V8
& lkelman@jgstoronto.ca

Contact Les Kelman

Julia Creet is a professor of English at York University and teaches creative non-fiction, among other subjects
Ms. Creet has produced two documentaries: “MUM: A Story of Silence” about a Holocaust survivor who tries to forget and “Data Mining the Deceased: Ancestry and the Business of Family”.
“Data Mining the Deceased: Ancestry and the Business of Family” will be shown and discussed. Questions following the film may include:
Who owns the information and what are the end uses?
Should we be concerned about personal and family privacy?
What are the implications of genetic genealogy?
How does genealogy affect identity?
Why do we find it so compelling?

Sponsor: Jewish Genealogical Society of Toronto

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