The meanings of genomics

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A seminar on 'the meanings of genomics' - to be held in the UK in
November - will examine how genomic data is produced, perceived and
modified in science and society.

An international seminar on 'the meanings of genomics' will take place from 20 to 22 November in Exeter, UK. The main aim of the conference will be to examine how genomic knowledge is produced, perceived and modified in science and society. A series of workshops and keynote talks will address the understanding of genomics by scientists themselves, the flow of genomic knowledge from scientists to the public, and the application and regulation of genomic technologies and information. Keynote speakers at the conference, which has been organised by the ESRC Centre for Genomics in Society, include: Sir John Sulston of the Sanger Institute, who will look at genomics and its evolution from genetics; Prof Christoph Rehmann-Sutter of the University of Basel, Switzerland, who will present a report on understanding of the genome based on interviews with patients and doctors; and Prof Susan Lindee of the University of Pennsylvania, USA, who will give a presentation entitled Moments of truth: folk and social knowledge in the understanding of genetic disease.

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