The Genetic Age Symposium

Venue: The Royal Institution

Location: London, United Kingdom

Event Date/Time: Jun 03, 2004
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The Genetic Age Symposium will be a forward-looking, but not futuristic, discussion focussing on the challenges that those working in genetics will face over the next decade. Many decisions are already being made by industry, policy makers, investors and government, but what will the impact be? Will today's policies, institutions and research priorities see us through to the next decade? How long will it be before investments pay off? And how will the public react? The symposium is part of the two-day "The Genetic Age" festival, sponsored by Affymetrix. For more information, please visit the Royal Institution events calendar at


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'The genetic age symposium' will see three sessions take place during the day with the following speakers confirmed for each session: Genetics and health Prof Ogobara Doumbo - Director, Malaria Research and Training Centre, University of Mali Dr Duncan McHale - Senior Director, Clinical R&D, Pfizer Prof Sir Michael Rawlins - Chairman, National Institute for Clinical Excellence Prof Hugh Watkins - Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine, University of Oxford Genetics in crime, race and behaviour Dr Paul Debenham - Director, Life Sciences, LGC Prof Barbara Koenig - Associate Professor, Department of Neurology, Stanford University Prof Terrie Moffitt - Professor of Social Development, Institute of Psychiatry Issues in genetics Dr Tim Hubbard - Head of Human Genome Analysis, The Sanger Centre Dr Tom Murray - President, Hastings Center of Ethics Dr Matt Ridley - Honorary President, International Centre for Life Dr Shuzaburo Takeda - Executive Director, Business-University Forum of Japan The event will be opened by Dr Ian Gibson MP, Chair of the House of Commons Science and Technology Select Committee and all sessions will be chaired by Dr Shereen El Feki, Healthcare Correspondent for The Economist.