MAY 11, 2016 7:30 AM PDT

Keynote: Genomes for Medicine

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Advances in DNA sequencing technology are about to transform healthcare.    Since completion of the human genome reference sequence ten years ago, there has been a 1-million fold improvement in the rate of sequence data generation (bases/day/instrument).  As a result, it is now possible to decode a person’s genome and return the annotated sequence for biological and clinical interpretation in a few days.  Current research is focussed on refining methods for sequencing real-world clinical samples, benchmarking accuracy, refining variant calling, improving annotation and reporting, and in developing process workflows to enable whole genome sequencing at a national scale.  Early applications of clinical whole genome sequencing include detection of mutations in patients suffering rare genetic disease or cancer. Aggregation of individual genome sequences alongside clinical and other phenotypic information will create an integrated knowledgebase that underpins a new era of genomic medicine.


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MAY 11, 2016 7:30 AM PDT

Keynote: Genomes for Medicine


Specialty

Cancer

Personalized Medicine

T-Cells

Diagnostics

Clinical Diagnostics

Mass Cytometry

Cancer Diagnostics

Tumor

Bioinformatics

Flow Cytometry

Wellness

Immuno-Oncology

Gene Expression

Genetics

Dna

Geography

North America33%

Asia33%

Europe33%

Registration Source

Website Visitors100%

Job Title

Student50%

Medical Doctor/Specialist50%

Organization

Clinical Laboratory33%

Medical Center33%

Academic Institution33%


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