February 10 - 01:00 pm


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About this roundtable on genome sequencing

The genomics revolution, which the world has witnessed over the past three decades, serves as a welcome reminder of the capacity for human beings to innovate new solutions to health challenges previously considered insurmountable.

This series of genome sequencing virtual roundtables focuses on raising the awareness of the importance of genomics generally and then move to consider some specific issues of global reach. These will include the importance of improving data diversity, consideration of the key policy issues relating to the establishment of a data set, the fundamental issue of how to create trust and confidence in the healthcare and research that can be undertaken in this field and the future of rare diseases utilising genome data.

The roundtable will cover

  • An introduction to the basics of genomics, the progress made over the last three decades and why this matters for individuals, governments and clinical research
  • Some examples of leading discoveries made as a result of the ability to sequence the genome
  • An overview of best practice in international collaboration in genomics


This session will conclude with participants being asked to contribute key themes for further consideration over the remaining roundtable sessions which will identify the core elements of the State of the Globe Report on Genomics and identify areas for further consideration, research and debate. This can lead to the inclusion of further sessions as determined by the audience.

  • 10 Feb, 2021 13:00 - 14:30 BST
  • Virtual, Zoom webinar See map

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