It now costs just £680 to sequence and analyse the entire human genome. For £680 you can read the recipe that makes you, you!

This great development brings with it a wealth of possibilities, as well as a whole host of dangers.

Join a range of speakers including Dr Simon Kolstoe at Winchester Science Centre as they discuss the social implications of the Genomic Era in a new light.

 Will your genomic make up become first date conversation? Are your matches genomically compatible?

Come along and find out! 

Future Debates events are part of the British Science Association's work to make science a fundamental part of British society and culture. We want to empower many more people – not just scientists – to constructively engage in debates over the applications and implications of science in their lives, their local economy and the UK’s future.

Doors open from 4.15pm, with the debate to run from 4.30pm until 6.00pm. This event is suitable for 8+

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Collated, anonymised data from the Future Debates series will be provided to the Chief Medical Officer for the purpose of informing policy about Genome Data Privacy. The event will not be recorded, nor will any individual be identifiable in any of this information.

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