Understand Your Genome®

Dallas 2015

Genome magazine and Illumina proudly announce this exclusive opportunity for readers! Attend the Understand Your Genome® event Nov. 21 in Dallas, Texas.

Targeted treatment is the future of health care. As a Genome reader, you understand that it’s important to educate yourself with credible, evidence-based information in order to make informed health decisions. If you are interested in learning from experts and patients about how personalized medicine and genomics is poised to transform the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of many chronic conditions, you won’t want to miss this revolutionary Understand Your Genome event.

The mission of Understand Your Genome is to facilitate the adoption of whole genome sequencing as a means to advance human health. This program is intended for healthy adults, over the age of 21, interested in learning about their risk for a specific set of conditions, their carrier screening status and understanding their response to certain drugs.

During this one-day event, you will have an opportunity to:


Learn about the complexity of genomics and medicine — including the legal, ethical and social issues associated with this exciting time in health care.


Explore your own genome and its application to over 1,220 medical conditions and 16 different drugs using your own genome as a teaching tool.


Get educated on a variety of medical topics and conditions, empowering you to become a better advocate for the care you deserve.


Hear inspirational stories from people on how personalized medicine and genomics have impacted their lives in some meaningful ways.


A world in which everyone knows the power of their genome and uses that information to diagnose, treat and prevent a variety of diseases.

Two ways to participate

The Understand Your Genome® event offers two levels of participation:

Level 1

Whole Genome Sequencing

Have your whole genome sequenced by an accredited laboratory and receive clinical interpretation of your genome across more than 1,220 medical conditions. Participate in a day of education from thought leaders and empowered patients on the impact of genomic sequencing, while accessing your personal genomic information on a tablet.

Cost: $2,900.00

Registration deadline extended to Friday, Sepetember 4, 2015
Whole Genome Sequencing Samples Due: September 11, 2015

Level 2

Watch and Learn

Not sure you’re ready to have your genome sequenced? Participate in a day of education from thought leaders and empowered patients on how personalized medicine and genomic research are poised to transform the way health care is delivered. Limited to 150 attendees.

Cost: $150.00

Registration Deadline: November 1, 2015

The speakers

Dr. Art Caplan
Expert on Bioethics and the Ethics of Health Care Reform

Discussing "The Ethics of Compassion in an Era of Health Reform."

Dr. Robynne Chutkan
Gastroenterologist and Wellness Expert

Discussing "Why Your Microbes May Be as Important as Your Genes."

Juan Enriquez
Co-Founder, Synthetic Genomics, Inc.

Discussing "Evolving Ourselves."

Dr. Robert C. Green
Medical Geneticist and Physician Scientist

Discussing "Empirical Studies in Genomic Medicine."

Steven Keating
Ph.D. candidate focused on novel platforms for additive manufacturing, synthetic biology, and growth

Discussing "Can Medical 'Selfies' Save Us?"

Dr. Jeanette McCarthy
Editor-in-Chief of Genome, Genome Scientist, and Educator

Discussing "Precision Medicine in Practice Today" and leading a panel discussion on "The Future of Genomic Medicine: Are We There Yet?"

Dr. Robert Nussbaum
Medical Geneticist and Board Certified Internist

Discussing "Somatic and Germline Gene Testing in Cancer."

Dr. Steven Tucker
Expert in medical technology and digital health

Discussing "Precision Medicine vs. Precision Health."

Sonny Varela
Husband, Father, and Storyteller

Discussing "Choosing to Know: What I Learned from Facing the Truth."

“By learning about the value and limitations of genomics, you will be better armed to participate in healthcare decisions.”

— Jeanette McCarthy, Editor-in-Chief,Genome

Space is limited — Reserve your spot

Only 50 people will have their genome sequenced. Don’t be number 51 and miss this amazing opportunity. Simply click on the “Register Now!” button below to get signed up for this exciting event. We’re limiting the attendance of the first Understand Your Genome event and expect registration to fill up fast!

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*TruGenome Clinical Sequencing Services is performed in the Illumina CLIA (Clinical Laboratory Improvements Amendment)-certified and CAP (College of American Pathologists)-accredited Clinical Services Laboratory. The TruGenome Sequence information is generated by licensed personnel using an analytically validated process. Consistent with Laboratory Developed Tests, it has not been cleared or approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. This genome sequence information can be analyzed to potentially aid physicians in the evaluation of a broad range of health conditions or physiological traits. Patients will not receive medical results, or a diagnosis, or a recommendation for treatment from Illumina. Any results arising from the analysis of genome sequence information that might be deemed medically actionable should be confirmed using alternative testing. If any questions or concerns arise about what is learned through the genome sequence information, patients should contact their physician or a genetic counselor. Currently Illumina does not accept orders for TruGenome Clinical Sequencing Services from New York.