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  • Professor Sir John Burn to deliver the 2013 R Douglas Wright Lecture - Blog - Human Variome Project
    Wright group of the University of Melbourne in memory of R Douglas Wright 1907 1990 Professor of Physiology and University Chancellor 1980 1989 Sir John s lecture The diagnosis treatment and prevention of genetic disease will examine how new technologies and an increasing understanding of the genetic determinants of both rare and common disease are starting to turn the noise of the approximately 3 million mostly irrelevant variants predicted to occur in each of us into a useful clinical signal These signals uncovered by cheap DNA testing performed in minutes can lead to better direct interventions and dramatic improvements in our health The R Douglas Wright Lecture Tuesday 3 September 2013 6 00pm 7 00pm The Auditorium Melbourne Brain Centre Ground Floor Kenneth Myer Building 30 Royal Parade corner Genetics Lane The University of Melbourne Admission is free Bookings are required http alumni online unimelb edu au john burn ENDS About the Human Variome Project The Human Variome Project is an international consortium of scientists and health professionals working to improve global health through the free and open sharing of genetic variation information The Human Variome Project acts as an umbrella organisation across multiple countries institutions and initiatives It works to encourage communication and collaboration around it central vision the improvement of global health through the sharing of genomic knowledge The Human Variome Project has four roles to establish and maintain the standards systems and infrastructure necessary for the worldwide collection curation interpretation and sharing of information across the genome to advocate and promote ethical behaviour in the field of medical genetics and genomics to share knowledge about our genome and its function in determining health and to assist individuals and nations build their capacity to address genetics aspects of individual and global health Media Contact Timothy D Smith This

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  • The Human Variome Project and UNESCO celebrate 60 Years of Genetics and Genomics - Blog - Human Variome Project
    as one of the seminal discoveries in human genetics and molecular biology the model of DNA s structure that Watson and Crick proposed was not immediately accepted Doubts about its accuracy remained for almost 30 years Morange noted that these doubts were so strong that even Crick proposed an alternative model of DNA structure in 1975 Professor Stefano Simplici Chair of UNESCO s International Bioethics Committee spoke of our genomes as the heritage of humanity not only in a symbolic sense and reminded the audience that the human genome underlies the fundamental unity of all members of the human family In doing so he recalled the wording of the International Declaration on the Human Genome and Human Rights adopted by UNESCO in 1997 that states The human genome in its natural state shall not give rise to financial gains The human genome and its variations must not become the private property of one country one group one country Scientists should be able to carry out their research and share their results with integrity and openness said UNESCO DDG Engida echoing Semplici s talk The event concluded with Professor Sir John Burn consultant clinical geneticist and Lead Clinician for the NHS in the North East of England offering a view into the future of medicine The expansion of sequencing capacity is astonishing said Sir John referring to mankind s ability to sequence the DNA in an individual s genome The third person in the world to have their genome sequenced was a woman in 2008 It cost about 40 000 Had it been done in 2000 it would have cost over 100 million I confidently believe that in a few years we will sequence a genome for 100 In the future that Sir John envisioned this capacity to produce sequence data will allow clinicians and researchers to readily uncover the specific changes in our DNA as well as the combination of dietary environmental and lifestyle factors that taken together cause almost every disease imaginable However he warned that Sorting through all of these factors requires us all to work together We all have a responsibility to integrate Leaving the attendees with a sobering thought Sir John reminded the audience that failure to share knowledge kills people Accompanying the event a public exhibition of artefacts and materials chronicling the history of human genetics and genomics will run until the 18th of June at the UNESCO headquarters building UNESCO and the Human Variome Project are planning to tour the exhibition internationally over the course of 2013 ENDS About the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organisation UNESCO works to create the conditions for dialogue among civilizations cultures and peoples based upon respect for commonly shared values It is through this dialogue that the world can achieve global visions of sustainable development encompassing observance of human rights mutual respect and the alleviation of poverty all of which are at the heart of UNESCO S mission and activities The broad goals and concrete objectives of

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  • Republic of Korea joins the Project - Blog - Human Variome Project
    the Human Variome Project s Scientific Director There s been a lot of interest from Korea in the Project over the last few years and we re are extremely delighted that they have comitted to freely and openly sharing their nation s genetic data with the world Ensuring the Free and Open Sharing of Clinically R Professor Sir John Burn to deliver the 2013 R Doug Comments No comments made yet Be the first to submit a comment Leave your comment Don t forget to log in If you re a member of the Human Variome Project Consortium you might want to log in before posting a comment Not a member Why not sign up Guest Wednesday 10 February 2016 Captcha Image I have read and agree to the Terms Conditions Categories News Press Releases Statements Speeches Capacity Building Collaborating Projects HVP Country Nodes China Czech Republic Republic of Korea South East Asia Regional USA United Kingdom Venezuela Ethical Legal Social Issues Microattribution Subscribe by Email Get fresh blog posts delivered straight to your inbox Subscribe Popular Posts Human Variome Project International Limited Response to the Global Alliance for Genomics and Health Draft Constitution African genomics projects highlighted at major

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    through the Human Variome Project which will open up genomics to the public in an art science fusion Prior to responsible genomics and synthetic biology Peter shortlisted for a prize during the Emerging Writers Festival and subsequently had his work published by Penguin Peter also holds a provisional patent entitled Protection system for a vending machine vending system control system and method don t ask non disclosure This year Peter was the Australian representative at the 2nd APEC Young Scientist Workshop on Effective Science Communication in the 21st Century where he was invited as a speaker and contributed his project on Genomics on Twitter using digital methods Subscribe via RSS Fan Li Fan Li has not set their biography yet Subscribe via RSS Helen Merrideth Robinson Helen Merrideth Robinson has not set their biography yet Subscribe via RSS Categories News Press Releases Statements Speeches Capacity Building Collaborating Projects HVP Country Nodes China Czech Republic Republic of Korea South East Asia Regional USA United Kingdom Venezuela Ethical Legal Social Issues Microattribution Subscribe by Email Get fresh blog posts delivered straight to your inbox Subscribe Popular Posts Human Variome Project International Limited Response to the Global Alliance for Genomics and Health Draft

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  • Blog - Human Variome Project
    there has been an explosion in research to discover the function of each of the twenty thousand or so human genes Once the Human Genome Project the international effort to map the genes present in the human genome was completed a new global project was launched in 2006 to share information about genetic variation in clinical practice The Human Variome Project HVP acts as an umbrella organization actively engaging with partners and stakeholders in each country to ensure that genetic variation information generated during routine diagnostic and predictive testing is collected and shared The HVP is also instrumental in establishing and maintaining the standards systems and infrastructure that will embed the sharing of this knowledge in routine clinical practice 2 The United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization UNESCO serves as an important channel for the involvement of developing countries in the HVP as it did during the Human Genome Project One of the main goals of UNESCO is the development of international science that meets social needs in health food education and other standards of living This goal has become increasingly relevant in the Post 2015 Development Agenda 3 which aims to address these global challenges including the burden of diseases on the performance and growth of many nations particularly in developing countries where issues of public health are of major concern 4 Formed at the end of World War II UNESCO was one of numerous initiatives for international scientific cooperation undertaken by the nascent United Nations These scientific cooperation initiatives were seen as diplomatic opportunities to promote collaborations among nations in hopes of fostering peace and development The same sentiment is true today with the HVP one of the latest efforts by UNESCO to promote collaboration 0 Comments Continue reading Categories News Press Releases Statements Speeches Capacity Building

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    currently Head of Advanced Molecular Diagnostics at Toronto s Mount Sinai Hospital He holds the position of Assistant Professor in the University of Toronto s Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology and is an Associate at the Ontario Institute for Cancer Research Juergen Reichardt is currently the Head of School Pharmacy and Molecular Sciences at James Cook University Furthermore he serves as the Associate Dean Research in the Faculty of Medicine Health and Molecular Sciences at James Cook University We are thrilled to welcome our new additions to the team and look forward to the advances that will stem from their contribution 0 Comments Categories News Press Releases Statements Speeches Capacity Building Collaborating Projects HVP Country Nodes China Czech Republic Republic of Korea South East Asia Regional USA United Kingdom Venezuela Ethical Legal Social Issues Microattribution Subscribe by Email Get fresh blog posts delivered straight to your inbox Subscribe Popular Posts Human Variome Project International Limited Response to the Global Alliance for Genomics and Health Draft Constitution African genomics projects highlighted at major international scientific meeting A Global Alliance to Enable Responsible Sharing of Genomic and Clinical Data South East Asian Node Launched in Malaysia Submission regarding the Draft NIH

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    Child Health Research at the University of Melbourne 0 Comments Vale Richard Cotton Posted by Chris Arnold on Tuesday 16 June 2015 in News It is with profound sadness that I advise that Professor Richard Cotton passed away peacefully in his sleep on Sunday morning We here at the International Coordinating Office as I m sure are you are deeply saddened and shocked by this tragic news Dick provided us with leadership that inspired us all to embrace his global vision He leaves behind a truly remarkable legacy His vision in the field of the collection and sharing of human genetic variants is legendary He was one of the first to realize that DNA sequencing would change the world and that genetic diagnostics would be based on sharing information on genes variants and phenotypes Without sharing this data diagnosis would not be possible and optimal care to the patients and their family s non existent He spent the last 30 years of his life persuading people to share his vision and what they know about genes variants and phenotypes He started the journal Human Mutation initiated the alternating bi annual International Mutation Detection Workshops and HUGO Mutation Detection Courses the HUGO Mutation Database initiative stood at the basis of the HGVS recommendations to describe DNA variants and organizations like the Human Genome Variation Society HGVS and since 2006 the Human Variome Project HVP Irrespective of whether all these efforts were as successful as he might have wished Dick Cotton was the enthusiastic driver that mobilized many volunteers to spread the word do some work and make a difference From the start he realized the importance of developing a common world wide accepted language to describe DNA variants He gave a kick start to suggested standards like this by offering the

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    and genomics in China Dr Casimiro Vizzini from the International Basic Science Program of the United Nations Scientific Educational and Cultural Organisation UNESCO and Mr Chris Arnold Chairman of the Human Variome Project International Limited Board addressed the delegates The Human Variome Project were further represented by Professor Garry Cutting HVPI Board member and Co Chair of the International Scientific Advisory Committee and Professor Peter Taschner member of the International Scientific Advisory Committee and Chair of the Gene Disease Specific Database Advisory Council Representatives from the UNESCO Beijing Office also attended the event Mr Zhonghua Gao from the Beijing China Health Huayang Institute of Gene Technology was appointed as the Director of the HVP China Node Working Committee The HVP China Node Working Committee had held a meeting on the day preceding the launch Professor Runlin Ma from the Institute of Genetics and Developmental Biology Chinese Academy of Sciences was elected as Chair of the Expert Committee of HVP China Node Working committee 加油 中国 0 Comments Categories News Press Releases Statements Speeches Capacity Building Collaborating Projects HVP Country Nodes China Czech Republic Republic of Korea South East Asia Regional USA United Kingdom Venezuela Ethical Legal Social Issues Microattribution Subscribe

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