By Laura Sheahan

Podcast on Human Genomics

The 2011 Festival of Ideas themed, The Pursuit of Identity, Landscape, History, and Genetics, is held every other year in Melbourne, Australia to inspire scholars and citizens alike in topics ranging from literature and art to science and foreign policy.  JCVI Professor of Genomic Medicine, Vanessa Hayes participated as a speaker at the festival, and was interviewed for podcast on “Out of Africa: What human genomics is revealing about us.” The podcast and transcript provide an excellent discussion of modern genomics for a non-technical audience, including a glimpse of the exciting directions in the field and implications for human health.

Watch a video of the session Vanessa Hayes participated in: The Genetic Revolution I: Health and Human Identity.