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Genetic Revolution and its Impact on Society Nobel Conference Quotes

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Genetic Revolution and its Impact on Society
December 9, 2012  Stockholm

Dedicated to reviewing the past 50 years of progress in genetics and genomics, assessing the implications for today’s society and looking towards future trends.

“We now know 600 different genes involved in cancer – giving rise to new drug targets.”
~ Eric Lander, Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard

“Greatest discoveries come from passionate scientists with naive curiosity…”
~ Craig Mello, University of Massachusetts Medical School

“Time for the FUTURE!! We will see young scientists in the future writing D++ (DNA Code).”
~ Eric Lander, Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard

“One possibility would be that we would end up with a genetic divide, I’m most afraid of the corrosive effects of inequalities.”
~ Helga Nowotny, European Research Council

“We’re still getting a lot of the popular conception that’s grounded in the one-way, causal image of the genome. The idea that the future of medicine is going to be broadly genetic is a very real danger.”
~ John Dupré, ESRC Centre for Genomics

“We have bits and pieces of information and we don’t have the complete picture. We have a choice: are we going to share that information or is it going to be kept behind many separate walls that will prevent us from learning about it?”
~ Eric Lander, Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard

“The problem is not the science, the science is fantastic. The challenge rather is making sure that the benefits of science go to those in greatest need.”
~ Tikki Pang, National University of Singapore

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