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Saturday, September 8, 2012
2:00 PM - 2:20 PM

Precision Medicine


Joe, Retta, Zach, Noah and Alexis Beery, Whole Genome Sequencing Success Story
Richard Gibbs, Director, Human Genome Sequencing Center, Wofford Cain Professor of Human and Molecular Genetics, Baylor College of Medicine
Richard Gibbs will describe one of the largest collaborative efforts in science in the recent past - the sequencing of the human genome. Scientists, led by the NIH, were able to piece together, in order, the 3.2 billion nucleotides that encode our DNA, which is the blue print for the cells of our body. Due to an incredible surge in sequencing technology and plummeting costs, the idea that we may integrate sequencing into clinical care is closer than ever before.
Retta and Joe Beery will describe their struggle as parents when their young twins became ill and the impact of DNA sequencing.

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