Festival of Genomics Boston - October 2017, Boston Convention Center



Join our unique “flying saucer of chat” to explore the interconnection of the many essential themes, ideas and opinions setting the Festival abuzz. Join key speakers at the table to have your say!

The Talkaoke can be found next to the Tree of Life Cafe!

Day One

9:30 - 11:00

Is genomics ready for the masses? Are the masses ready for genomics?


12:00 - 1:30

Are bioweapons and genome hacking a real threat?


2:30 – 4:00

Genomics in the media: does portrayal in the news, sci-fi, movies, books matter?


Day Two

9:30 - 11:00

The place and power of politics in science


12:00 - 1:30

Privacy and consent: is ‘open consent’ the future?


2:30 – 4:00

Beyond cancer: is precision medicine living up to the hype?



Sponsors & Exhibitors

Founding Partners

Illumina, Roche and Thermo Fisher Scientific

Strategic Partners

Agilent Technologies, Beckman Coulter Life Sciences, SevenBridges and Twist Bioscience


With thanks to our supporters



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