Badger Talk: High Throughput DNA Sequencing & its Impact on our World
Tuesday10/176:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Joshua Hyman, director of the DNA Synthesis and Sequencing Facility at the UW-Madison Biotechnology Center, will speak at the Eager Free Public Library on what happens when we can sequence everything.
Researchers can now sequence the full genome of an individual, every letter of the DNA in a person’s chromosomes, in days, not years, for a cost of five thousand dollars. This will soon be possible in hours and for a cost of a thousand dollars or less. Equipment required to perform DNA sequencing will gradually become smaller and will eventually become portable, moving it into clinics and out into the field.
After a brief overview of the technologies behind high throughput sequencing, we will explore the impact of the knowledge we can gain from it on our health, on our environment and on the food we grow and eat.
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- 21+ Only