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Personalized Medicine 10.0 Conference in South San Francisco Friday, June 2, 2017

On June 2, 2017, San Francisco State University’s Department of Biology will host Personalized Medicine 10.0 “Has It Changed Your Life?” The meeting will take place from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm on Friday, June 2, 2017 at the South San Francisco Conference Center. For registration information, please contact dnamed@sfsu.edu or visit http://personalizedmedicine.sfsu.edu or contact conference chairman Michael Goldman, PhD, Chairman, Biology, San Francisco State University (goldman@sfsu.edu). Please see the meeting program at this link (http://personalizedmedicine.sfsu.edu/docs/pers_med_2017_program.pdf). Personalized medicine seeks to use genetic variation to develop new diagnostic tests and treatments and to identify the sub-groups of patients for whom they will work best. This approach can also help determine which groups of patients are more prone to developing some diseases and, ideally, help with the selection of lifestyle changes and/or treatments that can delay onset of disease or reduce its impact. This year, to celebrate our tenth anniversary conference on personalized medicine, we take a longer view, looking at how our lives have changed since the advent of personalized, precision and genomic medicine, and just how far we have yet to go. We revisit the topics we focused upon in previous years, including bioinformatics, oncology, epigenetics, the genomics of rare disease, nth generation sequencing technologies, the microbiome, and the unprecedented developments in gene therapy and genome editing. We examine the hard science, the clinical applications, the business potential, and the regulatory and ethical implications of personalized medicine in 2017. Where next for our society and our species?