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.
Clinical applications of GWAS data: Lessons from breast and prostate cancer Prof Sir Bruce Ponder, University of Cambridge / CRUK
Non-invasive prenatal diagnosis using fetal DNA in maternal plasma: From dream to reality Prof Dennis Lo, Chinese University of Hong Kong
Delivering technology for healthcare David Bentley, Illumina Inc.
Informatics for genomic medicine Prof Janet Thornton, European Bioinformatics Institute
The art and science of policymaking Prof Bartha Knoppers, McGill University, Montreal
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.