The Future of Genomic Medicine II

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Ivan Delgado
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The Future of Genomic Medicine II

This weekend (Friday and Saturday) at the Scripps Research Institute (Neuroscience Institute Auditorium):
The Future of Genomic Medicine II conference (brochure)
Among the highlights is a Keynote speech by Craig Venter (Saturday at 8:15 am).
If you are in town, registration is only $95. Highly recommended.

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A few highlights: 

A few highlights: 
1. After any given meal, the human body has 450-550 chemicals in its blood
2. 60% of these chemicals are of human origin, 30% are from the diet, and 10% are of bacterial origin
3. There are 1 million bacteria, and 10 million viruses in every milliliter of water (sea, underwater, ...)
Then it gets really specific/complicated, with associations between MI and 9p21, PTPN22 and RA, KiAA0350 and T1D, DENND1b and asthma, etc.