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Submit Questions to Nobel Laureates and Other Experts about Genetics and Society

December 6, 2012

STOCKHOLM, December 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ –

Online audiences have an opportunity to pose questions to Nobel Laureates, other
prominent scientists and thought leaders about genetics and genomics at a unique science
conference, titled Nobel Week Dialogue, taking place on December 9th 2012. Focusing on the
theme of “The Genetic Revolution and its Impact on Society”, this one day meeting will
review current and future prospects for personalised medicine, genetically modified
organisms and human evolution and biology. The conference will be streamed live on
nobelweekdialogue.org [http://www.nobelweekdialogue.org ]. Due to great interest, the
conference is now fully booked.

Questions can be submitted ahead of time with and during the live streaming of the
afternoon group discussion panels where topics will include: The Promised Land of Genomic
Medicine: Where Can the Science Take Us and How Do We Actually Get There; Genetics in
Agriculture and the Environment: Where Are We Going and How Can We Get There?; Genetics
and Nurture: Understanding the Interactions Between Genetics and the Environment; Human
Evolution: Where Have We Been and Where Are We Going?; and Human Biology: The Great Deal
We Don’t Know and How to Discover It. These questions may contribute to shaping the
discussions. Questions can be submitted via Google Moderator or email:
nobelweekdialogue@gmail.com For more information:

http://www.nobelweekdialogue.org/programme/live-event-webcasts

Participating Nobel Laureates include Bruce Beutler (2011), Steven Chu (1997), Joseph
Goldstein (1985), Craig Mello (2006), Christiane Nuesslein-Volhard (1995) James Watson
(1962) and Kurt Wuetrich (2002).

Additional participating experts include Mary-Claire King, President of the American
Society of Human Genetics, Eric Lander, founder of the Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT,
John Dupre, Director of the ESRC Centre for Genomics in Society and Janet Woodcock,
Director of the Center for Drug Evaluation and Research at the Food and Drug
Administration. For a complete list of participants, see:

http://www.nobelweekdialogue.org/participants

Follow Nobel Week Dialogue event blog: http://www.nobelweekdialogue.org/media/blog

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/NobelWeekDialogue

Or Twitter: @nobelweekdialog #nwd12

About Nobel Week Dialogue

During the annual Nobel Week, held each December in Stockholm, the current year’s
Nobel Laureates participate in a whirlwind of events and activities leading up to 10
December, when they receive their Nobel Prize and attend the Nobel Banquet. This year, the
roster of activities has been expanded to include a new conference: Nobel Week Dialogue,
taking place on December 9th.

The goal of this conference is to foster discussion at the highest level on a topical,
science-related theme by bringing together Nobel Laureates, the world’s leading
scientists, key opinion leaders and policy makers and different interest groups from
today’s society in a series of discussion sessions and working groups.

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