Genomic Sequencing: Panacea or Pandora’s Box? | University of Oxford

Genomic Sequencing: Panacea or Pandora’s Box?

Kathryn A. Phillips: Professor of Health Economics and Health Services at the University of California, San Francisco; Founder/Director of TRANSPERS; visiting professor at LSE
16:00 - 17:00
Nuffield Department of Population Health
Old Road Campus
Oxford
Oxfordshire
OX3 7LF

Teaching Room A, Rosemary Rue Building

Lectures and seminars
Free
Yes
Not required

New technologies are enabling the arrival of the much-awaited “$1000 genome”—the ability to sequence an individual’s or a tumor’s entire genome quickly and relatively inexpensively. Genomic sequencing is moving into clinical care, but this technological advance threatens to outpace our ability to use it effectively in clinical practice and to address the associated health policy issues.