Science Cafe Woo presents:
Bioinformatics : the next generation of medical diagnostics
The Human Genome Project launched in 1990, and it took researchers 10 years before they announced the first working draft of the full human genome sequence. At the time, the price of sequencing a person’s entire genome ($100,000,000) was so prohibitive that researchers considered short cut strategies to keep costs down. Now, modern computing power is helping to crack the genetic codes of thousands of species at a fraction of the cost and time. A person’s genome can now be sequenced for less than $10,000 and in a matter of days. But to what point and purpose? Are there benefits to medical diagnostics, preventative medicine, and the cost of patient treatment, and if so, what are they?.
Kryngle Daly founder of KBioBox – a local Biotech- will share with us his research to make sense of genetic information.