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Presidential Symposium
pm – 6:30 pm, Hall D, Lower Level North
This symposium, organized by Mary-Claire King and entitled “
Gene Discovery and
Patent Law: Present Experience in the U.S. and in Europe,
will explore the present
extraordinary pace of gene discovery, the question of who, if anyone, owns newly dis-
covered genes will be critical to research and practice in human genetics. This issue
has been before the U.S. Supreme Court and remanded to the Federal District Court
of Appeals as Association for Molecular Pathology et al. v. Myriad Genetics. In order
to understand the legal issues represented by this case, the role of this case in the
larger context of legal issues in genetics, and the consequences of the decision on
this case for research and services in human genetics, a panel of experts will discuss
and educate us on this issue. See page 81 for a list of panelists and for a detailed
description of this session.
UCSC Genome Browser Interactive Workshop for
Intermediate/ Advanced Users
pm, Room 304/306, Esplanade Level South
Robert Kuhn and Pauline Fujita, University of California, Santa Cruz, will present this
interactive workshop on Web-based genomic tools. The workshop will demonstrate
the use of Table Browser to access more than five terabytes of genomic data in the
UCSC database. Methods for intersecting data between linked tables and filtering
data to access specific subsets of large datasets will be covered. Automated program
driven querying of data in the public MySQL database will also be demonstrated.
Tickets are non-refundable.
Separate advance registration required and admission
is by advance ticket purchase only.
Workshop requirements: Registrants must bring a laptop to this session in order to
participate. Laptops should have full battery power and must have a wireless card.
Social Media + Scientists = Success: Strategies for Using Social
Media to Benefit Your Research, Your Career, and Your Connections
pm – 8:30 pm, Room 310, Esplanade Level South
This workshop, which is moderated by Jonathan Gitlin, NHGRI, will involve short pre-
sentations from panelists who have extensive experience using social media, followed
by a highly interactive discussion with the audience. The panelists are drawn from
a cross-section of the genomics community and include an early-stage researcher
Daniel MacArthur, Harvard University), a senior faculty investigator and 2012 Program
Committee Member/former editor for Nature (Chris Gunter, Hudson Alpha), and an
industry representative in the commercial sector (Shirley Wu, 23andMe). The session
will feature a brief “Social Media 101” tutorial and attendees will leave the workshop
armed with knowledge about effective ways to use social media in the context of their
genetics/genomics work.
Tickets are non-refundable.
Separate advance registration
required and admission is by advance ticket purchase only.