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Wanted: Your Brain



For a deliberative event on brain donation and brain banking.


Science Centre, Glasgow 2.30 – 5.00 pm Friday, 4 March 2011Should we donate our brains for research after we die? If so, what sort of procedures should be put in place to ensure that they are used as we would wish?Numerous brain banks exist across the UK but should researchers be allowed to conduct genetic research on donated human brains? And what if donated brain material gives rise to commercial gain?You are invited to attend this free event as experts explore `What should happen to your brain after you die?’A series of short presentations will be followed by facilitated round-table discussions where the audience will be given the chance to 'vote' on a number of key questions on brain donation and brain banking.A closing reception offers an opportunity to chat to the speakers, enjoy a glass of wine and nibbles, and explore the first floor science mall.Organised by Gengage, The Scottish Healthcare Genetics Public Engagement Network this event is FREE but must be booked in advance. Visit events at www.gengage.org.uk or call - 0131 6514750.

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For interviews or further details contact:Jane Wilkin, Gengage Network Co-ordinator – Tel: 0131 651 4750Email: jane.wilkin@ed.ac.uk