Science and Law
29th May 2018

The Meso Gene

The ongoing revolution in genomic science is having an impact on many facets of modern life, including toxic tort litigation.

The Meso Gene

The ongoing revolution in genomic science is having an impact on many facets of modern life, including toxic tort litigation. This point was apparent at the recently held American Conference Institute’s 23rd National Forum on Asbestos Claims & Litigation (May 21-23, 2018) in Chicago, where I presented with my colleague Kirk Hartley (also of ToxicoGenomica) on a panel titled “The Meso Gene.” On the panel, we covered various topics related to waging a genomics defense in toxic tort cases, including the following:

  • Expanding the scientific limits of epidemiology as applied to specific causation in asbestos and talc cases
  • Recent legal motions requiring plaintiffs to test for certain genes including BAP1
  • Identifying newer genes and related scientific studies
  • Determining whether there is a “meso gene” that makes plaintiffs predisposed or susceptible to certain types of cancer

You can download a copy of my slides below.

Also, don’t forget to check out my recent blog post on recognizing legal cases where a genetic defense will be most beneficial.

Download a complimentary copy of Dr. Schwartz’s talk titled: “The Meso Gene”: Evaluating Predispositions to Certain Types of Cancer.

DOWNLOAD "THE MESO GENE" SLIDES

Complete the form to claim your complimentary copy of Dr. Schwartz's presentation at the ACI's 23rd National Forum on Asbestos Claims and Litigation.

  • Hidden
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Recent Related Articles

Dr. David Schwartz’s IADC Presentation: The Use of Genetic Testing in the Courtroom [Download Slides]
15 July 2020
Dr. David Schwartz’s IADC Presentation: The Use of Genetic Testing in the Courtroom [Download Slides]

On Wednesday July 8, 2020, Dr. David Schwartz of Innovative Science Solutions presented at the IADC 2020 Virtual Annual Meeting on a panel titled The Use of Genetic Testing in the Courtroom. A complimentary copy of the panel presentation is now available for download. Read more

The Use of Genetic Testing in the Courtroom: Dr. David Schwartz will be Presenting at the IADC 2020 Virtual Annual Meeting
02 July 2020
The Use of Genetic Testing in the Courtroom: Dr. David Schwartz will be Presenting at the IADC 2020 Virtual Annual Meeting

Dr. David Schwartz of Innovative Science Solutions will be presenting at the IADC 2020 Virtual Annual Meeting on a panel titled The Use of Genetic Testing in the Courtroom. Read more

WEBINAR ANNOUNCEMENT: What’s in Those Genes?
12 June 2020
WEBINAR ANNOUNCEMENT: What’s in Those Genes?

Genetic Evidence Concerning Causation for Mesothelioma 16 June 2020 at 2pm Eastern Daylight Time. Read more

Talc and Asbestos Defendants Should Monitor and Utilize Published Studies Linking Mesothelioma to Genomic Causes
28 April 2020
Talc and Asbestos Defendants Should Monitor and Utilize Published Studies Linking Mesothelioma to Genomic Causes

Plaintiff experts having been asserting for decades that all mesotheliomas must be linked to some asbestos exposure. Indeed, this has led to the erroneous (but widespread) view that mesothelioma is a signature disease, only caused by asbestos exposure. Read more

Let’s work together

The journey to scientific and commercial success is often complex and always critical, if you are looking for an expert partner to help steer you to confident solutions, contact us today

Contact us