Sixty years after Watson and Crick revealed the structure of the DNA double helix and only a decade after scientists published the first complete sequence of the human genome, the ability to routinely sequence and analyze individual genomes is revolutionizing the practice of medicine.
In the 2013 Holiday Lectures on Science, Charles L. Sawyers of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and Christopher A. Walsh of Boston Children’s Hospital will reveal the breathtaking pace of discoveries into the genetic causes of various types of cancers and diseases of the nervous system, and discuss the impact of those discoveries on our understanding of normal human development and disease.
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