human figure with DNA codeUWindsor biology professor Andrew Hubberstey will discuss the ramifications of human genome sequencing in a free public lecture Wednesday.

Application of genomics to individualized medicine subject of lecture

The completion of the human genome project was one of the most important scientific discoveries ever made, says UWindsor biology professor Andrew Hubberstey. Knowledge of the entire DNA sequence of each of the 23 human chromosomes has resulted in tremendous advances in our understanding of human health.

He will describe genome sequencing and what is now commercially available for individuals in a free public lecture entitled “Human Genome Sequencing and Personalized Medicine,” Wednesday, January 15.

Dr. Hubberstey will discuss the application of this knowledge to disease prediction, pharmaco-genomics (how people respond to specific medications), and even family ancestry—its benefits, concerns, and ramifications.

The lecture will begin at 7:30 p.m. at Canada South Science City, 930 Marion Avenue, as part of the Science Café series. Sponsored by the Faculty of Science, the series offers discussion of important science research for the general public.