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Submit Questions to Nobel Laureates and Other Experts about Genetics and Society

STOCKHOLM, December 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --

Online audiences have an opportunity to pose questions to Nobel Laureates, other prominent scientists and thought leaders about genetics and genomics at a unique science conference, titled Nobel Week Dialogue, taking place on December 9th 2012.  Focusing on the theme of "The Genetic Revolution and its Impact on Society", this one day meeting will review current and future prospects for personalised medicine, genetically modified organisms and human evolution and biology. The conference will be streamed live on nobelweekdialogue.org. Due to great interest, the conference is now fully booked.

Questions can be submitted ahead of time with and during the live streaming of the afternoon group discussion panels where topics will include: The Promised Land of Genomic Medicine: Where Can the Science Take Us and How Do We Actually Get There; Genetics in Agriculture and the Environment: Where Are We Going and How Can We Get There?; Genetics and Nurture: Understanding the Interactions Between Genetics and the Environment; Human Evolution: Where Have We Been and Where Are We Going?; and Human Biology: The Great Deal We Don't Know and How to Discover It. These questions may contribute to shaping the discussions. Questions can be submitted via Google Moderator or email: [email protected]  For more information: http://www.nobelweekdialogue.org/programme/live-event-webcasts/

Participating Nobel Laureates include Bruce Beutler (2011), Steven Chu (1997), Joseph Goldstein (1985), Craig Mello (2006), Christiane Nüsslein-Volhard (1995) James Watson (1962) and Kurt Wütrich (2002).  

Additional participating experts include Mary-Claire King, President of the American Society of Human Genetics, Eric Lander, founder of the Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT, John Dupré, Director of the ESRC Centre for Genomics in Society and Janet Woodcock, Director of the Center for Drug Evaluation and Research at the Food and Drug Administration.  For a complete list of participants, see: http://www.nobelweekdialogue.org/participants/

Follow Nobel Week Dialogue event blog: http://www.nobelweekdialogue.org/media/blog/

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/NobelWeekDialogue

Or Twitter: @nobelweekdialog #nwd12

About Nobel Week Dialogue

During the annual Nobel Week, held each December in Stockholm, the current year's Nobel Laureates participate in a whirlwind of events and activities leading up to 10 December, when they receive their Nobel Prize and attend the Nobel Banquet. This year, the roster of activities has been expanded to include a new conference: Nobel Week Dialogue, taking place on December 9th.

The goal of this conference is to foster discussion at the highest level on a topical, science-related theme by bringing together Nobel Laureates, the world's leading scientists, key opinion leaders and policy makers and different interest groups from today's society in a series of discussion sessions and working groups.

About Nobel Media AB

Nobel Media AB aims to spread knowledge and interest in the Nobel Prize awarded achievements to a global audience, through digital and broadcast media, publishing and events. Included in Nobel Media's portfolio is Nobelprize.org, the official web site of the Nobel Prize, which currently receives over 45 million unique visitors. Production of official television programmes consists of The Nobel Prize Award Ceremonies in Stockholm and Oslo, The Nobel Banquet, Nobel Documentaries, Nobel Minds, Nobel Laureates and the Nobel Prize Concert. Through these programmes, over 250 million viewers are reached all over the world.

Please visit: http://www.nobelprize.org/, @Nobelprize_org on Twitter, http://www.facebook.com/Nobelprize.orghttp://www.youtube.com/nobelprize, google.com/+NobelPrize

Nobel Media®, Nobel Prize® and Nobelprize.org® are registered trademarks of the Nobel Foundation.

Disclaimer: Nobel Media AB is not directly or indirectly involved in the process of nominating or selecting Nobel Laureates. These procedures are strictly confidential and regulated by the Nobel Prize awarding institutions.

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