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Nobel Week Dialogue

14.09.2012

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Director invited to join special Nobel anniversary celebration.

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Egenis Director Professor John Dupré has been invited to Stockholm later this year to join the inaugural Nobel Week Dialogue: a special celebration of the 50th anniversary of the award of the 1962 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine to Francis Crick, James Watson and Maurice Wilkins.

Nobel Media is organising a special one day meeting on the theme of The Genetic Revolution and its Impact on Society, to take place on 9 December, the day before this year's Nobel Prize award ceremony.

Participants will include seven Nobel laureates, including James Watson himself. The meeting, which is expected to attract an audience of more than 1,000 people, will review the past 50 years of progress in genetics and genomics, assess the implications for today’s society and look towards future trends.

The organisers say: “Among the topics we hope to address are the science and economics of personalized medicine and disease genetics; genetically-modified organisms; genetics in the environment; gene patenting / ethics; regulation of gene expression; synthetic biology and human evolution.”

In order to extend the reach of the meeting beyond the live audience in Stockholm, the proceedings will be streamed to a worldwide online audience via Nobelprize.org and the dedicated Nobel Week Dialogue micro site, as well as recorded for posting as video on demand on the Internet.

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