Why the "Dialogues"

Launched jointly by the City of Strasbourg and the Council of Europe in 2009, the "Strasbourg dialogues" aim at involving Strasbourg citizens in discussions on matters of critical importance to our future as Europeans. Held on a regular basis, the "Dialogues" help both to strengthen the "citizens' Europe" and to develop further the Europe of Strasbourg.

22 June 2009, Genetic tests via the Internet – contribution or threat to our health? 22 June 2009, Genetic tests via the Internet – contribution or threat to our health?

Progress in the field of genetics is leading to a rapid growth in the number of genetic tests on offer. At the same time, we are witnessing another development, that of commercial genetic testing freely available through the Internet and quite independent of the health system. A number of specialists will debate the individual, family and collective implications of such simplified and non-medically supervised access to genetic information.