Georgia Genomics Legislative Briefing

Dec 13, 2021 10:00AM

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Join the Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) along with Georgia Bio on Monday, December 13th for a legislative briefing on genomics medicine, research, and patient opportunities.

Genomic technologies create powerful tools that have the potential to diagnose, treat, and permanently subdue many human diseases. Gene therapy, gene editing, CRISPR, are just some of the terms streaming into the consciousness of patients as researchers and clinicians work on new approaches to develop lifesaving, disease-altering treatments.

We will begin with an overview of gene and cell therapy and then explore how genomic technologies are currently being applied in the research lab and clinically to treat rare diseases, cancer, and other conditions. We will also hear patient perspectives and experiences on navigating life with sickle cell disease.

Legislative Co-chairs:
Sen. Dean Burke (R-Bainbridge)
Rep. Sharon Cooper (R-Marietta)

Program Panelists:
Dr. Krishnendu Roy, Krish Roy Lab at Georgia Tech
Dr. Shanmuganathan Chandrakasan, Emory University School of Medicine
Mapillar Dahn, MTS Sickle Cell Foundation
Cory Lewis, Red Moon Project