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Consortium Annual Conference on the Front Page!

November 7, 2014

An article in today's Minneapolis Star Tribune describes the Consortium's annual conference, held on Nov. 6, 2014. The article, "Experts wrangle with the ethics of genome research," includes comments by Susan M. Wolf, JD, and others, and illustrates the kinds of research being conducted by conference presenters. This year's conference grew out of a multi-year National Institutes of Health grant, Disclosing Genomic Incidental Findings in a Cancer Biobank: An ELSI Experiment; results will be published in the Journal of Law, Medicine and Ethics in fall, 2015.

Prof Susan M. WOlf

Susan M. Wolf Presents at NIH on Human Genomics Law and Policy

October 10, 2014

Consortium Chair Susan M. Wolf made two presentations at a National Institutes of Health (NIH) meeting of the Clinical Sequencing Exploratory Research (CSER) consortium in Bethesda, MD, on Oct. 8-9. She first presented on the law governing access to an individual’s genomic results as part of a panel she organized with Prof. Ellen Clayton, MD, JD (Vanderbilt University). Prof. Wolf later presented on family access to an individual’s genomic results after their death. This is the focus of a current NIH-funded project that Prof. Wolf is leading with Profs. Gloria Petersen (Mayo Clinic) and Barbara Koenig (UCSF).

Prof. Jeff Gralnick

Microbial and Plant Genomics Institute Names New Director

September 12, 2014

Dr. Jeff Gralnick has been named the new director of the Microbial and Plant Genomics Institute (MPGI). He began his three-year term this month. Dr. Gralnick's research is related to engineering compounds that could generate power in microbial fuel cells or react against certain toxic metals in the environment Working in collaboration with Prof. Daniel Bond, Gralnick made a key discovery about how bacteria can convert organic compounds into electricity. 

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