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

Genomic Sequencing: Panacea or Pandora’s Box?

Speaker
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
Event date
Event time
16:00 - 17:00
Venue
Nuffield Department of Population Health
Old Road Campus
Oxford
Oxfordshire
OX3 7LF
Venue details

Teaching Room A, Rosemary Rue Building

Event type
Lectures and seminars
Event cost
Free
Disabled access?
Yes
Booking required
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.