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TEDxSydney - Richard Cotton - The Human Variome Project

Richard Cotton has always been interested in the biochemical genetics of human disease and has recently focussed on mutation. He is particularly interested in improving mutation detection technologies to make them cheaper and simpler, so that they can be more widely applied, and holds several patents in the area. In June 2006, he convened a meeting, co-sponsored by WHO, which initiated the Human Variome Project. This project aims to collect worldwide genetic variation and its associated phenotype affecting human health. He is the author of over 300 scientific papers and 3 patents. ------------------- TEDxSydney 2011 took place on Saturday 28 May 2011 at CarriageWorks. Tens of thousands of people enjoyed the day: 800 in the theatre, over 1,000 via big screen simulcast in The Forum, up to 48,000 online via YouTube ... and up to 80,000 tuning in to ABC Radio National. It was a grand day. About TEDx, x = independently organised event In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organised events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organised events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organised TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organised.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)
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