CariGenetics will be hosting its second free lecture at the Bermuda
College on Thursday, 9 March 2023 at the Athene Lecture Hall (H100)
commencing at 6.30 p.m.
The lecture will feature Aldo de Pape, CEO of Genomes.io –the world’s
largest user-owned genomics database.
Mr de Pape will be discussing the ever-changing parameters of DNA data
ownership in a rapidly evolving digital world: “We live in a rapidly
evolving world that is becoming more digital by the day. Even though
many of such technological changes offer great new insights and
advantages to us, it also requires a new understanding on when & how to
apply new digital tools so we can genuinely use them to our optimal
“One of the core assets in this entire digital evolution is YOUR data
and what people can do with it. This is vital to know – especially when
it comes to the most private piece of information you own: your genomic
data (DNA), the blueprint to who you are. I am very much looking forward
to this lecture and cannot wait to exchange ideas with you.”
Dr Carika Weldon of CariGenetics shares the importance of understanding
the importance of DNA ownership.
“When I was born in 1990, the Human Genome Project, the first time all
DNA data in humans was decoded, had not yet started. By the time I was
13, in 2003, the first human genome reference was completed. Three years
later, at age 16, 23andMe was founded which transformed the access of
DNA data to the average person.
“Now in 2023, anyone can find their ancestry and get their entire genome
sequenced for under $1000. My entire lifetime has seen the
transformation of DNA and its easy access by us all. Who owns your DNA
data and how to secure it is of utmost importance and we believe
educating the Bermudian public on what to consider when thinking of
their DNA data ownership in this digital world.”
All are welcomed to attend this free lecture. It will also be live
streamed via CariGenetics’ Facebok page.
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