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The Genetic Town Hall: Making Every Voice Count

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Publication Date: December 2004

Publisher(s): Genetics and Public Policy Center

Funder(s): Pew Charitable Trusts

Funder(s): Pew Charitable Trusts

Topic: Health (Medical research and technology)

Keywords: Reproductive genetics; Genetic testing; Town halls; Public consultation

Type: Report

Coverage: United States


In six American cities during the summer of 2004, a unique information exchange took place. From students to seniors, from medical professionals to people with disabilities, from the homeless to the well-to-do, people with all types of perspectives convened at Genetic Town Halls to learn more about a matter that affects the present and future generations -- reproductive genetic testing.