SXSW 2021

The Forefront of Genomics: Tech Innovation


Genomics has become such commonplace that we don’t realize how it has completely integrated into parts of our lives. Genetic cancer screenings, tried and true forensic techniques, DTC ancestry sleuthing, and COVID-19 tracking: all ways genomics have become common place. So, if genomics is so mainstream, what genomic discoveries are left? The genomic tech innovation around the corner is so crazy to imagine, it’s almost science fiction!

Our panel will break down some of the most innovative technology currently being worked on in genomics including large-scale genetic sequencing, gene editing, artificial intelligence, disease risk tests, and virtual reality. We’ll look at not only how this technology is being developed but how these breakthroughs could change the face of healthcare.

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  1. What and innovative technologies are being developed to expand the science of genomics and healthcare
  2. How will these technological developments affect and change how we interact with our healthcare system
  3. What are the ethical implications of these new technologies



Alyssa Jones, Public Affairs Specialist, National Human Genome Research Institute

Meta Information:

  • Tags: Health & MedTech
  • Event: SXSW
  • Format: Panel
  • Track: Challenging Tech’s Path Forward
  • Track 2
  • Level: Intermediate

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