Organization profile

Organisation profile

The Genetics and Insurance Research Centre (GIRC) was set up in 1999. The development of human genetics and genetic testing has enormous implications, not only for medicine, but also for the way in which health care, long-term care and all kinds of insurance are funded, and it is essential that these outcomes are researched at a time when major policy decisions are being considered by governments all over the world. GIRC's remit is to develop mathematical and actuarial models to estimate the costs of genetic knowledge to individuals, to insurers and to service providers.

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insurance Social Sciences
cancer Social Sciences
risk Social Sciences
model Social Sciences
Breast cancer Mathematics
Insurance Mathematics
Gene Mathematics
Model Mathematics

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Research Output 2014 2016

Insurance Loss Coverage Under Restricted Risk Classification: The Case of Iso-elastic Demand

Hao, M., Macdonald, A. S., Tapadar, P. & Thomas, R. G. May 2016 In : ASTIN Bulletin. 46, 2, p. 265-291 27 p.

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Open Access

The impact of known breast cancer polygenes on critical illness insurance

Adams, C., Donnelly, C. & Macdonald, A. S. 2015 In : Scandinavian Actuarial Journal. 2015, 2, p. 141-171 31 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Breast cancer

Life insurance: genomic stratification and risk classification

Joly, Y., Burton, H., Knoppers, B. M., Feze, I. N., Dent, T., Pashayan, N., Chowdhury, S., Foulkes, W., Hall, A., Hamet, P., Kirwan, N., Macdonald, A., Simard, J. & Van Hoyweghen, I. May 2014 In : European Journal of Human Genetics . 22, 5, p. 575-579 5 p.

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