Genome Advisory proudly creates and co-hosts bespoke events with celebrated biologic and social scientists, physicians, ethicists, legal experts and wealth advisors.
Last week, Genome Advisory had the pleasure of attending and presenting at Prestel & Partner’s Family Office Forum at the Harvard Club in New York City. The two-day event attracted over c. 150 family offices and UHNW individuals: an eclectic mix of international, multi-generational families. Genome Advisory introduced genomics to the family office in our session “Genomics and Its Impact on Families of Wealth”.
Genome Advisory joined WHAM! (Women's Health Access Matters) and pgEd (Personal Genetics Education Project) in the laboratory of Dr. Ting Wu at the Department of Genetics, Harvard Medical School, to explore the powerful interplay between genomics and gender.
The Personal Genetics Education Project (pgEd) returned to Capitol Hill to hold its sixth Congressional briefing: The Common Thread: What Genetics Tells Us About Ancestry, Health and Personal Identity in cooperation with the offices of Senator Elizabeth Warren and Congressman Bill Foster.
This briefing explored how advances in genetics are producing new tools for investigating commonalities and differences across human populations, and their implications for precision medicine, racial identity and beyond.
Our ability to sequence genomes, essentially identifying all components of our DNA, combined with big data analysis and technologies that will allow us to edit DNA, have profound implications on human health and longevity. Related opportunities abound in career and professional development, investment, and philanthropy..
"The Enhanced Human: Risks and Opportunities" examined existing and emerging enhancement technologies, with a special focus on gene editing and artificial intelligence, as examples of technologies with broad capabilities and ethical concerns. Panelists provided an historical perspective, scientific background, and delved into ethical, social and behavioral questions still to be addressed.
This summit continued our exploration of the intersection between the hugely accelerating genomics revolution and its impact on families of wealth. It furthered necessary critical conversation about disruptive genomic technologies, and provided unique opportunity for global families, family offices and enterprise to dialogue in an intimate setting with the world's greatest genomic scientists.
On 12 October 2017, Drs. George Church, Ting Wu and Ronnie Stangler hosted an intimate gathering in NYC of investors, philanthropists, social entrepreneurs, family office advisors, medical consultants and public intellectuals, a core working group committed to ensuring the ethical applications of genomic science.
This summit represented the first gathering of global families, family offices and enterprise with the world's greatest genomic scientists to explore the imminent impact of profoundly disruptive genomic technologies. Ethical, social, legal and behavioral challenges facing families of wealth were highlighted, as were legacy creation and philanthropy.
The Family Firm Institute
2016 Global Conference
October 26-29, 2016
Most family enterprise today approach next generation preparation planning and succession by generic anticipation of the uncertain and hedging the unknown. Quantum advances in genomics will allow for far greater sophistication of understanding of human capital. Imminent new medical knowledge will change families’ approach to operation and succession and the way in which key advisors support informed families.