Our Translating genomics conference was a day of exploration: from specific applications of genetic technologies that are already improving patient care today, to the impending implications for society of the availability of next generation sequencing technologies.

Here is a selection of highlights from the some of the guest speakers.

Prof Sir Bruce Ponder Clinical applications of GWAS data: Lessons from breast and prostate cancer
Prof Sir Bruce Ponder, University of Cambridge / CRUK
Prof Dennis Lo Non-invasive prenatal diagnosis using fetal DNA in maternal plasma: From dream to reality
Prof Dennis Lo, Chinese University of Hong Kong
Dr David Bentley Delivering technology for healthcare
Dr David Bentley, Illumina Inc.
Prof Janet Thornton Informatics for genomic medicine
Prof Janet Thornton, European Bioinformatics Institute
Prof Bartha Knoppers The art and science of policymaking
Prof Bartha Knoppers, McGill University, Montreal
Dr Muin Khoury The public health perspective on translating genomics into health benefits: More important than ever
Dr Muin Khoury, Office of Public Health Genomics, CDC

As we move into a new phase of making science work for health, the PHG Foundation will be working to address some of the challenges raised at the conference. Read about our work over the past 15 years and our plans for the future.