On one hand side we are able to sequence anyone’s genome cheaply and quickly due to latest technologies. On the other hand side we are at the beginning to discover the true meaning of individual genomes. This is the reason why the lecture has the subline “Opening Pandora’s Box”.
Professor Winston Hide talks about newly arising questions such as:
- If you have your genome sequenced, who should see it?
- How can we safely share a genome without ending up opening a whole new form of cybersnooping?
- How could the new technologies be used to predict a person’s predisposition for Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s or motor neurone disease?