ELSI Proposal Topics

This programmatic track is for sessions that address the broad array of topics within the broad scope of ethical, legal, social issues (ELSI) research and emerging policy issues. Ethical, legal, social, economic, historical, and policy issues, for example, are all appropriate areas of focus.  Themes of particular interest for the ASHG 2019 Annual Meeting include, but are not limited to:

  • race and genetics
  • consumer genetic testing
  • sharing of results with research participants
  • genetic analyses for law enforcement and disaster victim identification
  • the social implications of genomic databases that allow individuals to use and share their data