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When the modern era of genomics opened in the 1990's, we were told that decoding the human genome would lead to cures for everything from cancer and schizophrenia to homelessness, and that a cornucopia of health and wealth would result. It's now twenty years on, and the genome has been decoded, vast DNA 'biobanks' have been set up, some companies and individuals have become very rich, but both hypes and hopes are greatly diminished.
What went wrong?
Join renowned sociologist Hilary Rose and neuroscientist Steven Rose at the RSA as they tackle the claims of the bioscience industry head on.