BrisScience is a monthly lecture series that brings science out of the labs and to the people, making it accessible to all – from scientists, to scientists-at-heart.

Run by The University of Queensland, BrisScience has been delivering engaging lectures on diverse topics from local and international scientists for over a decade.

BrisScience speakers are leaders in their given fields and deliver dynamic presentations based on cutting edge research.

Could cryptocurrencies let you control & sell access to your DNA data?

Mon 5 Mar 2018 6:30pm7:30pm


State Library of Queensland
South Brisbane
The Edge

Last year saw an incredible surge in demand for direct to consumer genetic tests – but it raises a lot of questions…

  • What exactly is a genetic test?
  • How is your privacy protected when you take a genetic test?
  • Do some companies make money selling your genetic data to third parties?
  • How anonymous can DNA data ever be?
  • Who even owns our DNA?
  • And what does all this have to do with cryptocurrencies?

Join us as Dr Caitlin Curtis discusses these questions and more, while looking deeper into the complicated world of genetic testing and privacy.

Please register to secure your seat.