LawSeq: Facing the Legal Barriers to Genomic Research & Precision Medicine

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December 2, 2020 - 10:00am to 2:45pm
All agenda times are Central time


Genetics and genomics are becoming crucial to clinical care. As the "precision medicine" revolution spreads, cancer treatment, rare disease diagnosis, and cardiac care increasingly use genomics. Unfortunately, law and policy lag behind science, and the law governing genomics remains unclear and contested.

This is the third event from the LawSeqSM project, an NIH-funded project to shape the law of genomics and build a solid foundation for clinical integration. This event will be a highly interactive meeting of multidisciplinary experts to share their analysis of US federal and state genomics law and policy to recommend changes in order to support successful integration of genomics into clinical care.

Speaker Biographies

Planning Committee
LawSeqSM Genomics Law Database 

Presented in collaboration with Ropes & Gray, LLP, Hyman, Phelps & McNamara, PC, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, and the Consortium on Law and Values in Health, Environment & the Life Sciences at the University of Minnesota. It is an outgrowth of the NIH-funded LawSeqSM project, which is dedicated to building a sound legal foundation for translating genomics into clinical application. Supported in part by the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) and National Cancer Institute (NCI), National Institutes of Health grant R01HG008605. The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the National Institutes of Health.

Continuing Education Credit
Ropes & Gray is an accredited CLE provider in CA, IL and NY. This program offers 4.25 CA General credits, 4.25 IL General credits and 5.0 transitional NY Professional Practice credits. Download the Ropes & Gray Attorney Affirmation Form - CLE Credit for Webinars/Teleconferences form, complete and return to

The Minnesota State Board of Continuing Legal Education approved 3.75 standard Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credits; Event Code is 294367.  

This interactive meeting will provide education to attorneys, researchers, healthcare providers and administrators, policy makers, faculty, students and interested community members.