The Human Genome: A Decade of Discovery, Creating a Healthy Future

The Human Genome:
A Decade of Discovery, Creating a Healthy Future

Background Materials

Monday, June 7, 2010

Grand Hyatt Washington
1000 H Street NW
Farragut Square and Lafayette Park Rooms
Washington D.C., 20001
202-582-1234

Explorers such as Columbus, Magellan and Lewis and Clark have much in common with the researchers who produced the human genome. All of them lived a voyage of discovery. Each found a new world - some by crossing oceans in sailing ships, others by peering inward with powerful new machines that decipher digital information. The explorers and genome researchers both brought back the kind of maps that guide future discoveries and change humankinds' view of the world and itself.

The information below provides historic background on projects led by the National Human Genome Research Institute and its collaborators to answer fundamental biological questions about how the human genome works and to advance the use of this knowledge to improve human health. The background may assist you in developing story ideas and framing questions during the panel discussions with the researchers.

No. Time of Day Topic/Event Speaker(s)
1 8:00 a.m. Arrive and Get Breakfast  
2 8:30 a.m. Welcome and Overview of Day Eric Green
3 8:40 a.m.
Perspective on the Human Genome Project - Past and Future
Presentation Slides: Scientific Publications
Francis Collins
4 9:10 a.m. Reporters Q&A Francis Collins
PANEL ONE - HOW DOES THE GENOME WORK?
5 9:40 a.m.

A decade of basic research or how does the genome work?

1. Overview of the Human Genome

Presentation Slides:

Press Releases


Scientific Publications


General Background and Resources:

2. Discovering What's Important: Comparative Genomics and Evolution, The 10K Genomes Project

Presentation Slides:

Press Releases

Scientific Publications


General Background and Resources

3. More Than The Genes: Controlling the Genome

Presentation Slides:

Press Releases:

Scientific Publications:

4. Basic Research on the Genome: Human Microbiome Project and Knockout Mouse Project
Presentation Slides: Human Microbiome Project (HMP Website): HMP Press Releases:
Mark Guyer
Adam Felsenfeld
Elise Feingold
Jane Peterson
6 10:00 a.m.

Q&A with Reporters

 
PANEL TWO - GENETIC VARIATION: WHY DOES IT MATTER?
7 10:20 a.m.

What's with all the variation in the genome and what does it mean and how is related to health and disease?

1. HapMap and 1000 Genomes Project
Presentation Slides:
 

International HapMap Project Website:

HapMap Press Releases:

HapMap Scientific Publications:

1000 Genomes Project Website:

Press Releases:

2. Findings from GWAS Studies and Dark Matter: The Missing Heredity

Feature Articles:

Scientific Publications:

3. Epigenetics

Website:

General Background and Resources:

Lisa Brooks
Aravinda Chakravarti
Andy Feinberg
8 10:40 a.m. Q&A with Reporters  
9 11:00 a.m. Break  
PANEL THREE - DISTRUPTIVE TECHNOLOGY AND THE DATA DELUGE
10 11:15 a.m.
1. Advances in Sequencing Technology

Presentation Slides:

Website:

Press Releases:

Scientific Publications:

Workshop Reports:

2. The Bioinformatics Challenge: Data Deluge and Analysis
Presentation Slides:
  Feature Articles:
 

General Background and Resources:

3. The View from a Practitioner

Jeff Schloss
Vivien Bonazzi
Jim Mullikin
11 11:35 a.m. Q&A with Reporters  
12 11:55 a.m. Break to get food  
13 12:15 p.m.
Luncheon Speaker: Considering the Human Genome from a Patient's Point of View
Genetic Alliance Scientific Publications:
Sharon Terry
14 12:35 p.m. Q&A with Reporters  
PANEL FOUR: POPULATION GENOMICS
15 12:50 p.m.
Population Studies
Presentation Slides: Website: Scientific Publications:
Race and Genetics
Presentation Slides: Press Releases: Scientific Publications:
Teri Manolio
Charles Rotimi
16 1:10 p.m. Q & A with Reporters  
PANEL FIVE: MEDICAL IMPACT OF GENOMIC RESEARCH
17 1:30 p.m.

Genome sequencing in the clinic panel discussion:

1. ClinSeq and Video of Patient Story
Website: Press Releases and Feature Stories:
2. The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA)
Presentation Slides: Website: Press Releases and Feature Stories: Scientific Publications: General Background and Resources:

Leslie Biesecker
Rick Del Sontro,
study subject (invited)

Brad Ozenberger

18 1:50 p.m. Q & A with Reporters  
19 2:10 p.m. Break  
PANEL SIX: CREATING MEDICAL BREAKTHROUGHS
20 2:20 p.m.
Success Through Traditional Pathways - Creating a New Drug Now Pending FDA Approval
Presentation Slides:
  Press Releases:
 

Feature Stories

General Background and Resources:

Creating New Pathways to Success - Future Options for the NIH Translational Pipeline: NIH Chemical Genomics Center/Therapies for Rare and Neglected Diseases/Rapid Access to Interventional Development (RAID)

Press Releases:

General Background and Resources:

Bill Gahl
Chris Austin
21 2:40 p.m. Q & A with Reporters  
PANEL SEVEN: PRIVACY AND TESTING - WHAT DO PEOPLE WANT?
22 2:55 p.m. Presentation Slides: Press Releases: Feature Stories: General Background and Resources: Joan Scott
Suzanne O'Neill
Laura Rodriguez
23 3:15 p.m. Q & A with Reporters  
CLOSING REMARKS
24 3:35 p.m.
The Future of Genomics Research: Where Will Tomorrow's Stories Come From?
Presentation Slides: Scientific Publications
Eric Green
25 3:50 p.m. Q & A with Reporters  
26 4:00 p.m. End  

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