MIT Enterprise Forum of Cambridge Presents "The Future of the Personal Genome"
News Jan 25, 2012
On February 8, 2012, the MIT Enterprise Forum of Cambridge will present an Innovation Series event: "The Future of the Personal Genome." Addressing topics as far ranging as new methods to access and interpret personal genome data, the impact of genome data in a clinical setting, and the benefits and risks of de-privatizing personal genome and health data in the Facebook era, this impressive panel will bring a fascinating wealth of viewpoints to this exciting and revolutionary technology and medical breakthrough opportunity.
The moderator for this event is Kevin Davies, Editor-in-Chief, Bio-IT World and author of "The $1,000 Genome." The list of panelists features:
• George M. Church, Founder of the Personal Genome Project and Professor of Genetics, Harvard Medical School
• Colin Hill, President, Chairman and Co-Founder, GNS Healthcare
• Jamie Heywood, Co-Founder and Chairman, PatientsLikeMe and the Founder of the ALS Therapy Development Institute
• Michael J. Pellini, MD, President and CEO, Foundation Medicine
The event organizer is Barbara Ewen, Principal, CHEN PR.
Sponsor for the event is WilmerHale.
Wednesday, February 8, 2012
8:00pm-9:00pm: Networking reception in the R&D Pub
Where: MIT EG&G Education Center, Room 34-101, 50 Vassar St., Cambridge, MA.
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