Past Event

Genomics and Infectious Disease

February 12, 2021
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Event Description

Genomics is being used in several distinct ways to understand and address the Covid-19 pandemic. Pathogen genomics investigates the genetics of the virus itself and enables identification and tracking of new variants, while host genomics investigates genomic properties in different individuals that influence infection, severity of illness, and transmission. After a brief review of key terms and current knowledge about COVID genomics an ethics framing will be presented to focus on novel ethical, legal, and social implication issues relevant to the current pandemic. The session will prioritize engagement and discussion among the panel members and audience.

Event Speaker

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Event Information: 

Free and open to the public; registration required. For more information, please visit the event webpage

Hosted by the Center for ELSI Resources and Analysis at Columbia University as part of the ELSI Friday Forum series.