Bringing Big Data and Genomics to Unlock Cures for Rare Disease

Start Time: 
Tuesday, February 2, 2016 - 18:00
End Time: 
Tuesday, February 2, 2016 - 22:00
The Stanford Faculty Club 439 Lagunita Drive, Stanford CA 94305
UC Santa Cruz Live in Silicon Valley

UC Santa Cruz researchers and partners discuss the precision medicine revolution

Too many children die each year from difficult-to-treat cancers. The rarity of specific cancers, high cost of drug testing, and limited access to trials have impeded the development of cures. Today, the plunging cost of genome sequencing, combined with new initiatives to pool genomics data, the application of big-data analytic methods and global collaboration between researchers and physicians promises a profound revolution in the treatment of childhood - and many other - cancers.

This panel discussion will be of interest to students, researchers, patients, and investors in the fields of big-data analytics, genomics, precision medicine, and anyone with an interest in science and technology.

The first in an ongoing series of quarterly lectures and panel discussions, this presentation of UCSC Live in Silicon Valley is brought to you by the UCSC Alumni Association and the Alumni Advisory Council. 

More information here.

Photo from Flickr by John Goode.


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