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Molecular Me: Implications of the Genomics Revolution

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April 18, 2019 -
7:00pm to 8:30pm
Mead Public Library • Community Room • Sheboygan
Thursday, April 18, 2019 -
7:00pm to 8:30pm

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Mead Public Library
710 N 8 Street Community Room
53081 Sheboygan , WI

Recent scientific advances such as CRISPr genome editing offer tantalizing solutions to disability and disease. But what are the political, societal, and ethical implications of cheap and easy genetic manipulation?

For his talk, Molecular Me: Implications of the Genomics Revolution, Jason Fletcher, the Director of the Center for Demography of Health and Aging at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, discusses some of the recent major advances in genomics and how statistical methods applied to “big data” in human genetics, often through private companies, offer new avenues for targeted healthcare intervention as well as patient discrimination.

Presented in partnership with the Mead Public Library Foundation, this Academy Talk is free and open to the public with advance online registration. Arrive early and join us for a 6:00 pm reception.

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Jason Fletcher is a Romnes Professor of Public Affairs with appointments in Sociology, Agricultural and Applied Economics, and Population Health Sciences, as well as the Director of the Center for Demography on Health and Aging at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

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