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Reprogramming Genomes: The Life Sciences Revolution

From: Ronnie
Sent on: Monday, October 26, 2009 2:40 PM
From Reading to Writing Life Code: A Conversation with Juan Enriquez

Juan Enriquez, Managing Director, Excel Venture Management

Just as the digital revolution upended industries and changed which countries were rich or poor, the life sciences revolution will create waves across food, feed, textiles, pharma, biotech, energy, IT, and other fields. A powerful driver of this trend is our growing ability not just to read genomes? an organism?s complete set of genetic information? but to write out stretches of this ?life code? and use it to reprogram cells to perform new and valuable functions. Could these reprogrammed cells be used to produce clean energy? Or even medicine?
Join us as Juan Enriquez, managing director of Excel Venture Management and accomplished writer, businessman, and academic, explores what is possible using this new technology, and how it stands to revolutionize our lives.

When: November 5, 7pm.
Location:
Northwestern University, Chicago Campus
Lurie Medical Research Center, Hughes Auditorium
303 E. Superior St.
Chicago, IL 60601

FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. NO TICKETS REQUIRED

Let's assemble for some food and conversation afterward. Hope to see your there.

More info: Chicago Science Field Trips Club.

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