Understanding our genomes- how are we doing so far?
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Room: Main lounge
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Harriet Feilotter, Associate Professor, Dept. of Pathology and Molecular Medicine, Queen’s Service Chief, Clinical Genetics, KGH
Technology has changed so that we can now sequence genomes relatively cheaply and quickly. Understanding more about our genome is generally considered to be a good thing, helping us to diagnose disease, find novel treatments or tailor existing treatments to the appropriate individual. With this kind of advance, however, there is always a flip side. Are we ready to handle this information? Should we put the genie back in the bottle?
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