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Feb 12, 2021  | 12:00 PM EST

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Genomics is being used in several distinct ways to understand and address the Covid-19 pandemic. Pathogen genomics investigates the genetics of the virus itself and enables identification and tracking of new variants, while host genomics investigates genomic properties in different individuals that influence infection, severity of illness, and transmission. After a brief review of key terms and current knowledge about COVID genomics an ethics framing will be presented to focus on novel ELSI issues relevant to the current pandemic. The session will prioritize engagement and discussion among the panel members and audience.

Join us on Friday February 12, 2021 for the fourth ELSI Friday Forum: Genomics and Infectious Disease: Scientific and ELSI Issues of COVID.

Panelist: Gail Geller, ScD, MHS (Johns Hopkins Center for Bridging Infectious Disease, Genomics, and Society)
Panelist: Priya Duggal, PhD (Johns Hopkins Center for Bridging Infectious Disease, Genomics, and Society)
Moderator: Holly Taylor, PhD, MPH (National Institutes of Health)

To continue the conversation please join fellow audience members for an informal discussion in a Zoom meeting immediately following the forum. The link will be placed in the Zoom Chat during the forum. For those who cannot attend the live event, the forum will be recorded and archived on the ELSIhub Video page.