Genomics refers to the genetic makeup of all living things and has been commonly applied to the sequencing of DNA, a molecule that holds the genetic information of all organisms (including viruses). Dr. Lynn Murry worked with human genes as a scientific liaison and patent agent for Incyte Corp where she compared the expression of tissue specific genes from normal and diseased sources which led to diagnostics being used today in breast cancer, lupus and other immunological diseases. She will briefly review the structure and function of genomes in the context of the sequencing of genomes. Genetic information from sequencing, as gathered and annotated in the past 40 years, has been particularly useful in both agriculture and medicine. Current and potential uses of such information involve diagnostics, genealogy, prognosis, and prevention and curing of disease. She will conclude the class in the ethics of such uses.