BCS Edinburgh Branch

Handling the Human Genome

Tim Hubbard

Sanger Centre

Sunday 15th April 2001, 3PM

Royal Museum of Scotland Lecture Theatre

Now that the first draft of the human genome sequence is out, where do we go from here? How will the data be refined and interpreted? Who will control it - governments or commercial companies? And to what extent will the Internet and other new software technologies be used to provide access to this data? Tim Hubbard, head of Human Genome Analysis at the Sanger Centre which lead the UK's human genome mapping effort, outlines the technical challenges and the commercial considerations of this remarkable project.

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Tickets are also available from the Edinburgh International Science Festival at £5.00 (£3.00 concessions).