Genome Sequencing at Queen Anne Science Café

Tuesday, 5 November 2013 - 7:30pm
Format: 
Discussion
Format: 
Lecture
Admission: 
Free
Region: 
KCTS/Seattle
Location: 
T.S. McHugh's, Seattle Click here for Map

Topic: Complexities & Controversy in Genome Sequencing
Speaker: Dr. Jay Shendure, M.D., Ph.D., Department of Genome Sciences, University of Washington.

Taken without consent in 1951 from a patient named Henrietta Lacks, the cells now know as HeLa are the oldest and most widely used cell line in scientific research. Join UW's Jay Shendure, M.D., Ph.D., to explore his team's efforts to decipher the HeLa genome amidst controversy regarding issues of patient consent and the privacy of genetic information. Download a PDF flyer.

Queen Anne Science Café is held on the first Tuesday of each month. Did you miss a café and want to hear the discussion? Most Science Café events are recorded by KCTS 9 and are available for online viewing. Queen Anne Science Café takes place at T.S. McHugh's and is presented in partnership with Pacific Science Center and KCTS 9.