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The Fondation Brocher is an essential player in this vital thinking process: one which will help make us aware of the real challenges in using our resources for maximum impact on the health of the people of the world.



Professor Daniel Wikler, Harvard University


The Brocher Foundation is a Swiss non-profit private foundation  recognized of public interest. Your donations are tax deductible according to the regulations in force.


November 21 - 23, 2017

Parental Responsibility, Epigenetics and DOHaD: Emerging sociotechnical imaginaries of reproduction in the post-genomic age


Brocher Foundation



The goal of the workshop is to analyse and dissect the emerging notion of ‘epigenetic parental responsibility’. To this purpose, we will explore the potential reconfiguration of reproductive and parental practices operated by studies on epigenetic inheritance and developmental programming of health, by exploring the normative, historico-epistemological and socio-political dimensions of this knowledge.