Sidore Series: Personal Genomic Medicine

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The Center for the Humanities is proud to announce the 2015-2016 Sidore Lecture Series: Personal Genomic Medicine.

With the success of the Human Genome Project and advances that permit individuals to have their genetic code determined, the era of personal genomics is upon us. Leading scholars representing multiple areas of human genome and microbiome research will outline and navigate the current state of knowledge. The series will explore how the genomic revolution will affect our lives, and will stimulate debate about the scientific, medical, ethical, legal, and societal implications of sequencing human genomes. Organizers of the series are Professor Kelley Thomas, Director of the Hubbard Center for Genome Studies and Professor Rick Cote, Chair of the Department of Molecular Cellular and Biomedical Sciences.

Lectures include:

Gut Feelings: How the Microbiome Influences Behavior

by Dr. Jane A. Foster, Brain-Body Institute, McMaster University
October 14, 2015
3:10-4:30 in MUB Theater I

Personalized Medicine: Using Integrative Omics to Analyze Complex Disease and Manage Health

by Dr. Michael Snyder, Director, Stanford Center for Genomics and Personal Medicine
December 7, 2015
3:10-4:30 in MUB Theater II

Implementing ‘Precision’ Medicine: Ethical Concerns in a Postgenomic World

by Dr. Barbara Koenig, Institute for Health and Aging, UCSF
February 10, 2016

The Dog Genome: Shedding Light on Human Diseases

Dr. Elaine Ostrander, Head of Comparative Genetics, NIH
March 9, 2016

The Invisible Influence of the Human Microbiome

Dr. Jack A. Gilbert, University of Chicago
April 13, 2016

Probing Human Ancestry with Ancient DNA

Dr. John Hawks, University of Wisconsin
April 27, 2016

Locations, times, and full information will be available at

All lectures are free and open to the public.

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