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21 June - June 21, 2017
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In 2003 the world celebrated the success of the billion-dollar project to map the entire human genome. 15 years later, the ability to rapidly and cheaply sequence DNA combined with advances in ICT for massive data analysis promise to transform our approach to health, agriculture and the environment. In tandem, recent breakthroughs in gene editing technology have opened the door to a new era of genetic improvements that could improve animal and human health and agricultural yields, and reduce the impact of invasive species.

Expert panellists will answer questions and discuss the opportunities and challenges for next generation gene technology in Australia.

  • Nikola Bowden – medical researcher, University of Newcastle.
  • Jeremy Brownlie – molecular biologist, Griffith University.
  • Judith Jones – legal academic and Chair, Australian Gene Technology Ethics and Community Consultative Committee.
  • TJ Higgins – agricultural biotechnologist, CSIRO.
  • Raj Bhula – Australian Gene Technology Regulator.

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12:30 PM June 21 - 2:00 PM June 21, 2017

Next Generation Gene Technology

In 2003 the world celebrated the success of the billion-dollar project to map the entire human genome. 15 years later, the ability to rapidly and cheaply sequence DNA combined with advances in ICT for massive data analysis promise to transform our approach to health, agriculture and the environment. In tandem, recent breakthroughs in gene editing technology have opened the door to a new era of genetic improvements that could improve animal and human health and agricultural yields, and reduce the impact of invasive species.

Expert panellists will answer questions and discuss the opportunities and challenges for next generation gene technology in Australia.

  • Nikola Bowden – medical researcher, University of Newcastle.
  • Jeremy Brownlie – molecular biologist, Griffith University.
  • Judith Jones – legal academic and Chair, Australian Gene Technology Ethics and Community Consultative Committee.
  • TJ Higgins – agricultural biotechnologist, CSIRO.
  • Raj Bhula – Australian Gene Technology Regulator.

This event is proudly presented by:

The Shine Dome,15 Gordon Street Australian Capital Territory

© 2017 Australian Academy of Science

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