It would take a person typing 60 words per minute, eight hours a day, around 50 years to type the ATGC code for one person’s human genome, yet we have a similar number of genes as some worms and fewer than rice!
Since sequencing the first genome in 2003 - genetic medicine haschanged the way we look at health. This talk will explain some new tools and their application for researching human disease and prompt discussion on ethical issues as we move toward personalised medicine where “GATTACA” like issues are raised!
Modern genomics is changing the face of clinical medicine and will have an increasing impact on health issues for all of society in the years and decades to come. It can enable genetic diagnosis of disease before symptons arise, unambiguous diagnoses for patients at presentation, treatment tailored to an individual’s genes and accurate prognostics.
Genes; medicine; personailsed genomics.
Ideal – Years 12, 13
Acceptable – Years 9, 10, 11