April 17, 2008
Genome Sciences to present panel and symposium April 23, 24
The UW Department of Genome Sciences will present a panel discussion on The Personal Genome: Consequences for Society on Wednesday, April 23, from 7 to 9 p.m. in Kane Hall.
Speakers will include George Church, Harvard University; Bill Gates III, Microsoft; Eric Lander, Broad Institute; and Leona Peltonen, Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute. The panel discussion will be moderated by Maynard Olson, UW professor of medicine and genome science. The event is free but requires a reservation to attend. To register, visit http://si.gs.washington.edu/sympreg/register.aspx.
On Thursday, April 24, the Department of Genome Sciences will present its 7th Annual Symposium, The Personal Genome: Implications for Medicine, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. in Hogness Auditorium, A-420 Health Sciences Center.
Speakers will include George Church, Harvard University; David Haussler, University of California at Santa Cruz; Eric Lander, Broad Institute; Richard Lifton, Yale University; Leena Peltonen, Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute; and Nancy Wexler, Community University. No registration required.
For more information about these events, please visit http://www.gs.washington.edu.