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Toward the $1,000 Genome

September 28, 2010, Volume 57, No. 05

The Penn Center for the Integration of Genetic Healthcare Technologies (CIGHT) invites all interested scholars, clinicians, and students to attend this year’s symposium on October 8, from 8 a.m.-3 p.m., at the Harold Prince Theatre in the Annenberg Center.

The Penn CIGHT is a multidisciplinary research center focused on studying ethical, legal, and social implications of new genetic technologies as they are applied in the clinic. The overall goal of the Center is to develop tools that will help consumers, professionals, policy makers, and insurers understand and cope with the implications of advances in genetic research.

The symposium will be moderated by Dr. Reed Pyeritz, professor of medicine and genetics and director of Penn CIGHT. Featured speakers include Dr. Alexandra Shields, director of the Harvard/MGH Center on Genomics; Dr. Art Caplan, director of the Penn Center for Bioethics and professor of bioethics; Dr. Nancy Spinner, director of the CHOP Clinical CytoGenomics Laboratory; Dr. Hakon Hakonarson, Director of the Center for Applied Genomics; and Dr. Timothy Rebbeck, director of Center for Genetics and Complex Traits and professor of epidemiology.

To register, see www.med.upenn.edu/penncight/index.shtml. For more information, please e-mail cara.zayac@uphs.upenn.edu.

Almanac - September 28, 2010, Volume 57, No. 05