sci soc 2017

Entering the DNA information age

5:30pm - 7:00pm / Tuesday 24th January 2017 / Venue: Victoria Gallery & Museum
Type: Lecture / Category: Public / Series: Science and Society Lecture Series 2017
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Dr Gordon Sanghera, CEO Oxford Nanopore Technologies

DNA is in every living thing and from this information you can learn about the identity of an organism, whether it is changing, whether it is healthy or diseased. As technologies to make DNA analysis become cheaper and smaller, the access to this information will spread from a small number of elite laboratories to being in the hands of anyone including consumers, citizen scientists, teachers, doctors and industries. Great benefits to society are possible through personalised medicine, environmental monitoring, self-quantification and outbreak control. With this comes potential impact on society that needs to be contemplated. Gordon will outline the journey from an academic technology conception to delivery of a disruptive technology.