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November 5, 2012
Personalized Genomics: What is it and what will it do for you?
Institute of Translational Health Sciences Education Core

Over the past 20 years scientist have been working to decode the DNA sequence of humans (and other species). Encoded within your DNA lies clues about your ancestral history, your physiology,your potential to develop a genetic disease, your susceptibility to disease and your potential to pass genetic diseases and disease susceptibilities to your offspring.

DNA testing is now being performed in a variety of medical and non-medical settings and doctors and patients are already making decisions based on the results of DNA tests. What does the future of DNA testing hold for you, your family and society? Come to this interesting and engaging seminar and discussion session led by John Quackenbush and Ben Wilfond.

Dr. Quackenbush is professor of computational biology and bioinformatics in the biostatistics department at at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in the Harvard School of Public Health. Dr. Wilfond is professor and head of the division of bioethics in pediatrics at UW.

6:30 pm
Seattle Public Library, central branch, Microsoft Auditorium