Cafe Scientifique

Genome sequencing in cancer and personalized medicine

Friday, February 20, 2015

Boston Pizza (private room)
1045 Columbia St., New  Westminster
(2 blocks from the New West Skytrain station)
7:00 - 9:00 pm

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February 20, 2015

Genome sequencing in cancer and personalized medicine

Every individual shares a similar albeit unique assortment of chromosomal DNA that collectively encodes the blueprints for life. New DNA sequencing technologies enable rapid and affordable determination of the entire genome sequence of an individual thereby cataloging the genetic differences that make us individuals including the many "errors" in our genomes known as mutations. Potential near-term medical applications of whole genome sequencing include therapeutic decisions in cancer and other diseases as well as prenatal screening. The possible near-term applications and implications of these technologies on our society will be discussed.

Dr. Ryan Morin, Assistant Professor, Department of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, and School of Computing Science, Associate Member, SFU, Scientist, Genome Sciences Centre, BC Cancer Agency. His research interest involves applying high throughput sequencing to cancer and human genetic diseases.

Everyone welcome, free admission. Refreshments available for purchase.

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