pgEd is thrilled to be holding its second Congressional briefing, as part of a series on advances in personal genetics and raising public awareness. This briefing, taking place in Washington, DC on Friday, October 3rd, will focus on emerging genetic technologies, genetic discrimination, and the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA), alongside a research update on the Ebola outbreak and how genome sequencing of the Ebola virus is aiding in the fight to understand and contain the outbreak.
We are delighted to be holding this briefing in cooperation with the offices of Congresswoman Louise Slaughter and Senator Elizabeth Warren. Our panel features a range of experts across several fields: Mildred Cho, PhD, James Evans, MD, PhD, Nita Farahany, JD, PhD, Jessica Roberts, JD, Pardis Sabeti, MD, PhD, and Ting Wu, PhD. We’re looking forward to launching a new Map-Ed quiz on GINA at the briefing!
Details on the program are here.