1436 Howard St
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The sequencing of the human genome 10 years ago brought us into a new era in life sciences. The genomic era brings with it tremendous insight into human health and also what the lead scientist on the project, Francis Collins, calls "the radical ethic of immediate data deposit" because the human genome data was shared and easily accessible to all. What promises does this new era hold? What steps must be taken to ensure that the ethic of sharing and remixing data is maintained? How do we increase the odds that the shared data we do have translates into products that save lives? What does privacy look like when an individual's DNA is the basis for a personalized health approach and for medical research? Join us as we tackle these timely and often controversial questions and more at the next CC Salon.

Our panelists for the evening include:

Linda Avey, Founder and President of Brainstorm Research Foundation, a ‘Research 2.0’ initiative focused on developing virtual, consumer-centric models for measuring and tracking cognitive health. In 2006 Ms. Avey co-founded 23andMe, Inc., a personal genetics company enabling consumer access to customized, web-based health and ancestry information based on individual DNA profiling.

Thomas Goetz, executive editor of WIRED Magazine (nominated for 18 National Magazine Awards, has won nine times), and author of the new book The Decision Tree: Taking Control of Your Health in the New Era of Personalized Medicine. Former FDA commissioner Dr. David Kessler calls the book "a game changer," and Dr. Dean Ornish says that Goetz “writes more clearly and presciently about the future of healthcare than anyone on the planet.”

John Wilbanks, Creative Commons' Vice President of Science. He came to Creative Commons from a Fellowship at the World Wide Web Consortium in Semantic Web for Life Sciences. Prior to working at CC, he founded and led to acquisition Incellico, a bioinformatics company that built semantic graph networks for use in pharmaceutical research & development, and was also the first Assistant Director at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard Law School.

* $5-10 suggested donation (no one turned away)
* Beverages provided
* Street parking available

Added by creativecommons on October 29, 2010