BIOCOM Digitizing Life, March 26 in San Diego

Wednesday, March 26, 2014 | Sanford Consortium for Regenerative Medicine
2880 Torrey Pines Scenic Drive
La Jolla, CA 92037
5:30 to 8:00 PM
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Forty years ago, DNA sequencing was a laborious and costly process that produced only a few kilobytes of sequence data in a week. But then the world changed.
The invention of automated sequencers in the 1980s enabled the completion of the Human Genome Project, and a subsequent generation of instruments developed in the 1990s laid the foundation for personalized medicine.
Today, researchers can generate gigabytes of sequence data in hours for a few thousand dollars. We are rapidly approaching the point where whole genome sequencing can be performed economically at the point-of-care in physicians' offices.
Panelists will explore such questions as:

  • What did it take to develop the first generation machines?
  • Where has the next generation taken us?
  • Where can we expect to go in the future?

David Hale, Chairman and CEO, Hale BioPharma Ventures, LLC
Jay Flatley, President and CEO, Illumina
Greg Lucier, Chairman and CEO, Life Technologies
J. Craig Venter, Founder, Chairman and CEO, J. Craig Venter Institute
5:30 - 7:00 p.m. Discussion
7:00 - 8:00 p.m. Reception
RSVP by Tuesday, March 25, 2014 12:00 p.m.
Sanford Consortium for Regenerative Medicine
2880 Torrey Pines Scenic Drive
San Diego, CA 92121
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