Beyond the Genome 2012

Beyond the Genome

Genome Medicine and Genome Biology hosted the third annual Beyond the Genome conference at Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA from 27 – 29 September 2012.

The aim of the conference was to discuss next-generation sequencing and other new technologies, informatic tools, and how these are being used to identify common and rare disease-causing mutations in the research laboratory and toward the clinic.

Themes included cancer genomics from discovery sequencing to genome guided therapy, epigenomic technologies and applications, and inherited disease beyond the candidate gene approach. There was also an informatics workshop.

Organizing committee

David Dooling

David Dooling

Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, USA

Rebecca Furlong

Rebecca Furlong

Editor, Genome Medicine, UK

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James R. Lupski

Baylor College of Medicine, USA

John McPherson

John McPherson

Ontario Institute for Cancer Research, Canada

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Oliver Rando

University of Massachusetts Medical School, USA

Speakers

Richard Gibbs

Richard Gibbs

Baylor College of Medicine, USA

Stuart Schreiber

Stuart Schreiber

Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT, USA

Samuel Aparicio

Samuel Aparicio

BC Cancer Research Centre, Canada

Leslie Biesecker

Leslie Biesecker

National Human Genome Research Institute, USA

John Carpten

John Carpten

TGen, USA

Lynda Chin

Lynda Chin

MD Anderson Cancer Center, USA

Job Dekker

Job Dekker

University of Massachusetts Medical School, USA

Lynn Jorde

Lynn Jorde

University of Utah, USA

Isaac Kohane

Isaac Kohane

Harvard Medical School and Children's Hospital Boston, USA

Peter Laird

Peter Laird

University of Southern California, USA

Gabor Marth

Gabor Marth

Boston College, USA

Daniel MacArthur

Daniel MacArthur

Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, USA

Amy McGuire

Amy McGuire

Baylor College of Medicine, USA

Sharon Plon

Sharon Plon

Baylor College of Medicine, USA

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Frank Pugh

Penn State University, USA

Vardhman Rakyan

Vardhman Rakyan

Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, UK

Ben Raphael

Ben Raphael

Brown University, USA

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Mike Schatz

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratories, USA

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Arend Sidow

Stanford, USA

Josh Stuart

Josh Stuart

University of California Santa Cruz, USA

James Taylor

James Taylor

Emory University, USA

Joris Veltman

Joris Veltman

Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, Netherlands

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