David Botstein: Fruits of the Genome Sequence

I. Fruits of the Genome Sequences
II. Connecting Growth Control and Stress Response

Part II: Connecting Growth Control and Stress Response

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Lecture Overview
In Part 1 of his lecture, Dr. Botstein gives an overview of the benefits for science and society derived from sequencing the genomes of multiple organisms, including humans. The sequences show that many genes have been conserved during evolution; a finding that allows scientists to study simple organisms such as yeast and relate their findings to mammalian biology. In addition, mining genome sequences has identified numerous genes involved in human disease, in some cases resulting in improved screening and treatment.  More >>

Speaker Bio
David Botstein has been the Director of the Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics at Princeton University since 2003. (For more information on this institute and its unique program, see Botstein’s iBioMagazine). Prior to this, Botstein was a professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Stanford University. He also worked in the biotechnology industry as Vice President-Science at Genentech.  More >>

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