Personal Medicine Panel Discussion at American River College

Genetics as a Consumer Good: The Personal Side of Medicine, What It Means,
and Who Should Know?
You can obtain a scan of your personal genetic code with just the internet and a credit card—
for as low as $100! Consumer Genomics can be part of your medical care in the 21st century.

• Will this information enable us to take charge of our own health?
• Is it a form of medical “self-malpractice”?
• How will Consumer Genomics affect patient privacy?

Explore these issues with leading experts in the field:

FREE Public Forum at American River College
Date & Time: Saturday, November 7, 2009 * 2:00 – 4:00 PM
Location: ARC Main Theatre * 4700 College Oak Dr. Sacramento
Free Parking in Lot D – Corner of College Oak Dr. & Myrtle Ave.

Speakers Include:
• Andro Hsu Ph.D.: Science and Policy Liaison, 23andMe (a pioneering Direct to Consumer
Genomics Company)
• Lynn Dowling, MA, MBA: Consultant to El Camino Hospital’s Genomic Medicine Institute (one of
the first hospitals to incorporate genetic analysis with traditional medical practice)
• Kelly Ormond, MS CGE: Program Director, Human Genetics and Genetic Counseling MS
Program, Stanford University (one of only four genetic counseling programs in the Western US)

For more information contact the North Valley Biotechnology Center at: (916) 484-8660

Author: Jonathan Eisen

I am an evolutionary biologist and a Professor at U. C. Davis. (see my lab site here). My research focuses on the origin of novelty (how new processes and functions originate). To study this I focus on sequencing and analyzing genomes of organisms, especially microbes and using phylogenomic analysis

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