Breaking the Human Genome Code - Opening Pandora's Box?

Event date: 17th March 2015

Recent technology advances have resulted in the ability to sequence anyone’s genome cheaply and quickly, but we are only just beginning the journey to discover the true meaning of our individual genomes. If you have your own genome sequenced, who should see it? How can we safely share a genome without ending up opening a whole new form of cybersnooping? In this lecture, Professor Winston Hide discusses how these problems are being addressed and how this new technology could be used to predict whether a person will get a disease such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s or motor neurone disease.

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