This is not a GWH event.
Science Café Woo presents: Bioinformatics: The next generation of medical diagnostics. Our guest speaker is Kryngle Daly, Ph.D. founder of KBioBox, a company in Worcester will discuss how bioinformatics will become the new face of diagnostics.
Summary: 10 years after the Human Genome Project was launched in 1990, the first working draft of the full genome sequence was announced. At the time, the price of sequencing a person's entire genome was $100,000,000. Now, modern computing power is helping to crack the genetic codes of thousands of species at a fraction of the cost and time. A person’s genome can now be sequenced for less than $10,000 and in a matter of days. But: to what point and purpose? Are there benefits to medical diagnostics, preventative medicine, and the cost of patient treatment, and if so, what are they? Kryngle Daly will share his view on this regard and how his research will help to solve the puzzle.
6:30pm at Nu Cafe, Monday July 21st. Don't forget Double Woo Points at Nu Cafe on Science Cafe Woo nights!
Science Café Woo
Presented by NOVA
Our partner venue: NuCafe
335 Chandler St. Worcester, MA, 01602