Recent advances in genome sequencing inspire great hope with regard to the suffering caused by genetic diseases. Concerns and common misconceptions are also cropping up. A recent NPR piece asked if genome sequencing would open Pandora's box. Let's learn what personal genome sequencing can and cannot tell you about your future health, including your risk of cancer, Alzheimer's disease, and more.
Speaker: Marc S. Williams, MD, Director, Geisinger Health System Genomic Medicine Institute
Free & open to the public
Starts at 6pm.
The Silverstein Lecture Series was established by the Herman M. and Bea L. Silverstein Medical Research Fund for Genetic Medicine to bring advances in genetics research and medicine to the general public. Twice a year, the series features a renowned expert who discusses his or her research in a community forum. Due to unforeseen circumstances, the fall series is rescheduled for January, 2013.
Video of past Silverstein lectures is available online.
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