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The Genomics Revolution: What our DNA can tell us about ourselves, our history, and our future

  • Thu, December 13, 2018
  • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Oakwood Village-University Woods, 6205 Mineral Point Road, Center for Arts and Education


Registration Required
Deadline: Thursday December 6
Registration is closed

Around this time of year, many mail-order labs encourage holiday gift shoppers to give send-in DNA sequencing kits to their friends and relatives. The ads tell us that we can learn where our ancestors lived or what percentage of our personal genomes came from a Neanderthal ancestor. We can potentially learn if we carry a gene that might cause medical problems for us or for our offspring.

Jason Fletcher, Professor in the La Follette School of Public Affairs and the Department of Sociology at UW–Madison, will discuss how the powerful technology that allows us to view the molecular core of our inheritance affects us and our society.

Food pantry contributions:    Mt. Zion Baptist Church

Both cash and checks payable to MT. ZION BAPTIST CHURCH will be accepted.  Please indicate "FOOD PANTRY" on the memo line.

Parking:   Enter Oakwood, 6205 Mineral Point Road, at the traffic light at Island Drive and Mineral Point Road. Take the left fork and then the second driveway on the right to enter visitor underground parking. Push the button for assistance. Park in any visitor stall; take the elevator to the first-floor lobby where signs or a receptionist will help you. When you exit the underground parking, the garage door opens automatically. You may also park outside in a surface spot marked “visitor.” On foot, enter Heritage at the main entrance, which is the third driveway on the right, at the stop sign, or enter the auditorium doors directly from the lower drive. If taking the bus, Madison Metro Bus Routes 14 and 67 stop on Mineral Point Rd in front of Oakwood, if traveling easterly, or across Mineral Point Rd from Oakwood if traveling westerly. 

Registration:   Advance registration is required. If you are not registered in advance, you may not receive handouts. If you or your companion registered for this seminar but cannot attend, please email or call the UWRA Office.

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