Podcast: The Human Genome and Human Health: Will the Promise Be Fulfilled?



When scientists cracked the human genome ten years ago, expectations were high that the genetic revolution would cure cancer, Alzheimer’s, and other diseases. Now scientists are re-evaluating the potential of genetic knowledge for human health based on scientific progress in the past decade. In this podcast from the fall, join the discussion with some of the country’s top geneticists as they present their views on the triumphs, disappointments, and controversies that have arisen in genetic therapy in the healthcare field.

Speakers include Dr. Robert C. Green from Harvard University Medical School,Professor Dorothy Roberts of Northwestern University Law School, Dr. Paul Billings, Chief Medical Officer for Life Technologies, and Professor Sheldon Krimsky of Tufts University.

The talk was moderated by CBS News medical correspondent Dr. Emily Senay and recorded at the Museum on November 30, 2011.

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