Events and Seminars : 2013 Seminars

The Road to Genomic Medicine is Paved with Data and Information

John Quackenbush, PhD
Professor, Harvard School of Public Health

May 15th , 3:00pm – 4:00pm
Clinical Research Building
Gordon Auditorium, 1st Floor

Since the introduction of second-generation DNA sequencing technologies in 2007, the cost of genome sequencing has been decreasing by 33% per quarter, with the (near) $1000 genome arriving in 2012 and the $100 genome not far off. As DNA sequencing increasingly becomes a commodity, biomedical research is rapidly evolving from a purely laboratory science to an information science in which the winners in the race to cure disease are likely to be those best able to collect, manage, analyze, and interpret data. Dr. Quackenbush will provide an overview of the approach he has been developing to deal with the challenge of personal genomic data, including both methods to make the data accessible and available to innovative approaches to using genomic data to drive new insights into the biology of human disease.