ISB News

ISB at Eastside Science Cafe

Personal Genome Sequencing Discussion at Eastside Science Cafe. Jared Roach, Ph.D., M.D., Institute for Systems Biology, will be presenting at Eastside Science Cafe: Monday, 11 February 2013 – 7:00pm Location: Wilde Rover, Kirkland Click here for Map The first personal genomes were sequenced only five years ago and cost millions of dollars. Personal genome sequencing is now a thousand times cheaper, and many people are considering sequencing their own genomes…

EVENT: Seattle Rep Presents Play About Discovery of DNA’s Double Helix Structure

EVENTS The Seattle Repertory Theatre presents “Anna Ziegler’s Photograph 51” a play about British scientist Rosalind Franklin and her overlooked role in the discovery of DNA’s double helix structure. There will be a panel discussion after the Feb. 17 matinee titled “The Glass Ceiling Under the Microscope” which will feature ISB scientist Kalliopi Trachana, as well as Dr. Lee Hood as moderator. Info:

Science Luminaries

In June, Dr. Lee Hood, ISB’s president and co-founder, was one of the featured speakers at the Seattle Science Festival’s Science Luminaries event. His co-luminaries were world-renowned physicist Dr. Stephen Hawking and paleontologist Jack Horner. ISB also co-hosted the South Lake Union Science Trek for K-12 students.

Quantified Health: For Control Freaks or Is It the Future?

We've all heard the advice that we have to be our own advocates when it comes to healthcare. Larry Smarr (and other "self-quanters") has taken that to the Nth degree by collecting as much biological data about his body and using the information to improve his health. This feature article in MIT's Technology Review is a great read about Smarr's experience as The Patient of the Future. Smarr will be…