The Program for Personalized Medicine and the Institute for Genome Sciences plan to hold an Understand Your Genome (UYG) event in September 2018, in coordination with Illumina, a life science instrument company and leading manufacturer of DNA sequencing technologies.
Illumina has been hosting UYG events at leading U.S. educational institutions to help the public understand the role of the genome and its implications in health and disease. Participants can then learn more about interpreting their genomic data and what they might do to make informed lifestyle and health care choices.
We would like to gauge the interest on campus for hosting this event in September 2018, and we ask you to complete our anonymous survey to explore interest from the UMB community. Completing the survey does not obligate you to participating in the program or in sequencing your genome. We simply want to learn more from the UMB community about the interest here.
We look forward to getting your feedback. Thank you very much.
Alan R. Shuldiner, MD
John L. Whitehurst Endowed Professor in Medicine and Associate Dean for Personalized & Genomic Medicine
Claire M. Fraser, PhD
Dean’s Endowed Professor, Director, Institute for Genome Sciences
*Illumina is a CLIA-certified and CAP-accredited genetic testing company that developed UYG to increase public understanding of the power of genomic data and the impact it can have in clinical care. Additional information on UYG symposia offered at other institutions is at http://www.understandyourgenome.com