Inaugural lecture by Professor Winston Hide: “Breaking the Human Genome Code – Opening Pandora’s Box?”

Professor Win Hide from the Bioinformatics Hub will be giving his inaugural lecture on Tuesday March 17th in the Medical School Lecture Theatre 2 at 5:15. Full details and booking form.

Title: Breaking the Human Genome Code – Opening Pandora’s Box?


Recent technology advances have resulted in the ability to sequence anyone’s genome cheaply and quickly, but we are only just beginning the journey to discover the true meaning of our individual genomes. If you have your own genome sequenced, who should see it? How can we safely share a genome without ending up opening a whole new form of cybersnooping? Using neurodegenerative diseases as an example, this talk will explore how these problems are being addressed and how this new technology could be used to predict whether a person will get a disease such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s or motor neurone disease.

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