Who Can Read My Body? Trading off Privacy and Control for Access to Genetic and Health Data

7pm, March 7, 2018

Scotiabank Theatre,

Saint Mary’s University



Associate Professor in bioethics at the Centre for Applied Ethics at the University of British Columbia, Affiliate Faculty member in the Bioethics Program of the University of California, San Francisco.


In the age of consumer health data, fitness apps and direct-to-consumer genetic testing allow us to make more informed
medical decisions and life-style choices. However, this means we relinquish control of our data. Dr. Anita Ho will discuss who can access our information and how will it be used? Who determines whether we have an existing condition?


Presented with the support of Saint Mary’s University – Office of the President, Office of the Vice President of Academic and Research, Faculty of Arts (Arts with Impact), and Dalhousie’s Department of Bioethics.