July 27, 2010

Free lecture – Mitochondrial Eve and Y-chromosome Adam: who do your genes come from?

By Aaron Hoard

A free lecture for the general public about cutting edge advances in genome sciences will being held at 7 pm tomorrow evening, July 28, at the William H. Foege Building Auditorium (S-060), located on 15th Ave. NE south of Pacific Ave. The lecture will be followed by refreshments at 8 pm.

Mitochondrial Eve and Y-chromosome Adam: who do your genes come from? will be presented by Joe Felsenstein, professor of genome sciences and biology. It is the final in a series of public lectures on genome science designed for an audience with “no background knowledge in genetics or other biological subjects”.  The lecture will be followed by an open discussion with the presenter.

The UW Department of Genome Sciences played an important role in determining the sequence of the 3 billion letters of DNA specifying all of our hereditary information and is now one of the leading centers where the human genome is being interpreted and where new technologies for this analysis are being developed.

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