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Conversations on the Edge: The Future of Personal Genomics Weekend of July 12-14, 2019

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If you are looking for another way to grow, in a unique format different from the traditional workshop, please join us for an Esalen original series: Conversations on the Edge. In each of these curated weekend events, we bring together leading experts and visiting teachers to explore a pressing issue of our time in a vibrant, interactive forum of lecture, lightning talks, group discussion and idea sharing.

In The Future of Personal Genomics, we'll explore the impact that genetic research and technology is having on the human experience — now and in the future. Visiting teachers include Katharina Sophia Volz, who pioneered Stanford University's first PhD program in Stem Cell Biology & Regenerative Medicine in 2015. She was listed on Forbes 30 Under 30 and has been immersed in the field of biomedical sciences since 2007. Carrie Northover, the director of research services at 23andMe, Inc., will also be joining the conversation.

This weekend is comprised of several short but impactful lecturettes that end in Q&A and conversation among the audience. Scheduled gathering time will be significantly less than traditional workshops to allow for participation in movement and meditation classes, healing arts sessions and time to enjoy Esalen’s hot springs and natural beauty. Presenters are subject to change.


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