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Genetics in Pop Culture: Friend or Foe

Jon was invited to present at the 2020 Festival of Genomics

Genetics in Pop Culture: Friend or Foe

30th January 2020

Description of the 2020 edition, from the Festival of Genomics website:

“The London Festival of Genomics is now in its 5th year. What started as a 600-person, 50 speaker-event in 2016 at Excel in East London now attracts registrations from well over 2000 people, over 100 speakers and a new central London location. The Festival has become the main place for the UK genomics industry to meet, have fun, learn, do business, connect with other people and get inspired.

The Festival is not like other genomics events, and neither is it meant to be. The early idea was “Woodstock for Genomics” … to bring people together, inspire them and leave them buzzing with energy and ideas – but also entertained. So that they leave with an increased motivation and the capability to better use genomics and related technologies. Ultimately, we want to make sure that patients benefit.

The Festival is organized by Front Line Genomics, a social business with a mission to deliver the benefits of genomics to patients faster. Front Line Genomics operate a website, webinars, reports, content and a weekly newsletter – all of which are free for the community.”

Related Link:


Roberts J (2020). Genetics in Pop Culture: Friend or Foe. Festival of Genomics. London, UK, 30th January.