Biography and the placenta

Tuesday 5 November 2013, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Event details Biography and the placenta
Organiser name Maria Fannin
School School of Geographical Sciences; University of Bristol
Date 05/11/2013
Time 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Venue Rise, 70 Queen's Rd  Clifton, Bristol, Avon BS8 1QU
Speakers TBC
Type of event Discussion
Reception Refreshments will be provided
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Drawing on a study of the biobank held by Children of the 90s, this event will provide a forum for discussing views of the placenta as an object that 'tells a story'. Expect a lively conversation on a topic that is rarely discussed in public and hear about research on the social, medical, and scientific views of the placenta.

During this discussion, we will discuss the recent Children of the 90s study and explore audience perceptions of the placenta and the kind of 'stories' a placenta could tell based on the interviews with originators and participants in the study.

We will also discuss what it means to donate tissue for research use and the different types of ethical/ social issues that this may involve and consider what a biobank looks like and how we imagine the places where human tissues are stored for research.

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