We are entering an age in which the complete genome information of individuals will be readily available. The availability of this information...
We are entering an age in which the complete genome information of individuals will be readily available. The availability of this information will result in a paradigm shift in medical research and in health care, including diagnosis and prevention. Due to rapid advances in the sequencing technology, the costs to determine the full genome of an individual person will soon drop below 1’000 dollars.
The promise of ubiquitous availability of personal genome sequences poses opportunities and challenges to the individual, to medical research, health care, society, as well as to government and legislation. The 10th Dialogue on Science will provide a unique platform for the emerging topic of personalized medicine and to discuss the potential, challenges and opportunities of the ubiquitous availability of personal genome sequences. Leading experts from science, health care, private genetic testing companies, ethics and politics will exchange their opinions about the controversial impact of this emerging technology on our society.
We are proud to announce known experts like George Church, gene technologist and professor of Genetics at Harvard Medical School, Robert Green, professor of neurology, genetics and epidemiology at Boston University and Andreas Papassotiropoulos, professor of Molecular Psychology at the University of Basel and Head of Life Sciences Training Facility at the local Biozentrum and more specialists.