Monday, May 13, 2013
Beckman Institute Auditorium
"Is the Genome Useful in Medicine?"
Steve Quake, Professor of Bioengineering, Department of Bioengineering, Stanford University
We are living in the genome age, where the productivity of DNA
sequencers is advancing faster that Moore's Law. I will describe
one contribution of biophysics in this eld - the development of
the rst single molecule DNA sequencer. I will then go on to discuss
several applications of high-throughput DNA sequencing in
medicine, ranging from non-invasive diagnostics to the rst
clinically annotated human genome.