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Is it all in the genes?

  • Baderbrau 2515 South Wabash Avenue Chicago, IL, 60616 United States (map)

John Novembre, PhD
University of Chicago

Genes and geography in humans
Modern tools for DNA sequencing are allowing the rapid accumulation of large data sets with observations of human genetic variation. How can we visualize the underlying patterns in such large-scale data? What do these patterns teach us about our history as a species on this planet? In this talk, we’ll explore answers to these questions and improve our understanding of evolutionary processes that shape both human adaptations, disease, and personalized ancestry. 


Darrel Waggoner, MD
University of Chicago

Your genes' impact on your medical care: myths and reality
Genetic testing seems to be the future, but how much can we actually determine and what is used in today's hospitals? We will talk about how genetic information is transforming diagnostics and clinical care, as well as address some of the myths surrounding genetic testing.

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