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The transformational impact of genomics on healthcare

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Wollongong, NSW 2500

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The transformational impact of genomics and machine learning on biomedical discovery and healthcare

Join us for a free community address with Professor John Mattick, Executive Director of the Garvan Institute for Medical Research.

Professor Mattick will discuss a fascinating and pertinent topic within the scientific world—how human genome sequencing will transform health care.

A Q&A session will follow Professor Mattick's presentation.

Drinks and canapés provided.

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All human characteristics, including susceptibility to diseases, are profoundly influenced by our genetic inheritance. Until recently it has been almost impossible to take genetic information into account in healthcare. Rapid technological advances over the past two decades have reduced the cost of human genome sequencing from a billion dollars to a few thousand dollars, with further reductions to come.

A new era of personalised medicine and 'precision health' is on the horizon, with individual genome sequences set to become a standard part of health records. This will revolutionise biomedical discovery, personal health, health system management and provide the platform for many associated enterprises. Millions of genome sequences integrated with millions of clinical records, and other information from personal devices and the 'Internet of Things' will create a multi-dimensional data ecology. Advanced systems are required, not only to secure the privacy and provenance of the data, but also to enable its analysis by machine learning and artificial intelligence.

Australia is well placed to be a leader in this revolution, which will transform health and medical research, national health, and ultimately the national economy.

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Although this is a free event, seats are limited. To secure your seat, please register by 17 August 2017.

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