XX International Congress of Genetics
Genetics – Understanding Living Systems
July 12-17, 2008
International Congress Centrum (ICC)
Genomics, the study of complete genomes, has revolutionized genetic research. Complete and annotated genome sequences and comprehensive maps of polymorphism are available for many model organisms, including the genomes of man and our closest relative, the chimpanzee. Genome architectures and structure-function relationships of complex macromolecular assemblies are being elucidated in ever greater depth. Genome-wide transcriptome and proteome analyses are widely available. Powerful technologies are at hand to generate both heritable and transient genetic perturbations. Importantly, comparative genomics provides deep insights into evolutionary mechanisms underlying genetic variation, adaptation and speciation. Genomic polymorphisms among humans reveal a rich picture of our recent evolutionary history as well as the genetic, epigenetic and environmental contributions to disease risk.
Natural Genetic Engineering and Natural Genome Editing Symposium
July 3-6, 2008
This symposium assembles experts from different fields to discuss a new understanding of code- generating and genome-formatting factors based on the knowledge of key features of natural genetic engineering and on the evolutionary role of viruses. This should lead to new insights in evolution, development, health and disease and yield an appropriate framework to examine key processes of natural-genome-editing in general and in detail.
The symposium will be limited to 50 participants to guarantee a high throughput of informational and discourse dynamics.
American College of Medical Genetics – 15th Annual Clinical Genetics Meeting
March 12-16, 2008
Phoenix Convention Center & Hyatt Regency Phoenix
The ACMG Annual Clinical Genetics Meeting is relevant to professionals in medical and clinical genetics who are providing comprehensive diagnostic, management and genetic counseling services for patients with, or at risk for, genetically influenced health problems; laboratory directors and technicians providing genetic testing; researchers involved in the discovery of genetic disorders and treatments; and all other healthcare and public health professionals with an interest in the rapidly evolving field of medical genetics and its integration into healthcare. The Program Committee has developed an exceptional program that includes plenary and invited sessions presented by world-renowned physicians, scientists and genetic counselors, along with platform and poster presentations of selected submitted abstracts, and an exhibit hall featuring products and services utilized by genetics professionals in their practice and continuing education.