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The Genetic Revolution: how genetics could transform healthcare

Thursday 13 February 2014, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
03 8664 7099
inquiries@slv.vic.gov.au
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Village Roadshow Theatrette
Entry 3, La Trobe St
Has wheelchair access Has hearing loop

Amazing technological advances mean that reading our genetic codes is becoming routine and affordable. Being able to compare this information between people who do and don't suffer from certain diseases means that we'll soon be able to find out why our genes can predispose us to serious illness such as cancer. This fascinating, engaging talk will look at how this explosion in knowledge will promote drug safety and drug development and suggest new ways of looking at healthcare. Don't miss this cutting-edge discussion.

Professor Peter Donnelly FRS is Director of the Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics and Professor of Statistical Science at the University of Oxford.

This free event is part of our Big ideas under the dome lecture series, celebrating our iconic dome as a symbol of inspiration, creativity and ideas.