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Thursday, April 2, 2015 - 4:30pm to 7:30pm


Who owns genomic data? How should information be properly stored, distributed and accessed? What information should be public, and what should be kept private? How can all this genomic data be used to develop new products and therapies?

As genome sequencing has become quicker and easier, researchers are seeking to elucidate connections between genomic information, environmental factors and health using novel algorithms and tools to analyze the huge stores of data gathered as more genomes are sequenced.

Dr. Eric Green, Director of the National Human Genome Research Institute spoke with San Francisco Bay Area research leaders from both the private and academic sector who are at the forefront of research on big data, genomics, and precision medicine.


  • Carlos Bustamante, Professor of Genetics, Stanford University
  • Mildred Cho, Professor, Center for Biomedical Ethics, Stanford University School of Medicine 
  • David Haussler, Scientific Director, UCSC Genomics Institute 
  • Mike Hunkapiller, Chairman, CEO, and President, Pacific Biosciences 
  • Neil Risch, Director, Institute for Human Genetics, UCSF School of Medicine 
  • Anne Wojcicki, CEO and Co-Founder, 23andMe

Watch the full video of this event.