Adult Lecture Series: Understanding your DNA – The Past, Present and Future of Human Genetic Research
Presented by Parker ArtsNov 6, 2019 The PACE Center
Speaker: Dr. Michael Edwards, PhD, CEO of Bioinfo Solutions, LLC
The information contained in the ~6 billion bits of code stored in our DNA can be used to trace ancestry across the planet, to convict someone of murder or to predict the potential for a terminal disease later on in life. The cost of determining this genetic code for the average person has previously been prohibitive, but recent scientific advances have now made it feasible for most people in the developed world to know their genetic makeup. This lecture will attempt to summarize the current state of genetic research and try to explain how all this information will completely change the way we do science and medicine in the future. I will also touch on some of some of the new advances in biomedical field like gene editing (CRISPR) and immunotherapy for cancer treatment.
About the Adult Lecture Series
The Parker Cultural and Scientific Commission is pleased to present talks on topics that impact Colorado citizens and residents of Douglas County. The intent of these talks is to increase the understanding of how arts, science and technology affect current and future issues facing our community, and provide the opportunity to learn and discuss a variety of trending topics.
All lectures take place at PACE Center and are FREE and open to the public. We like to anticipate the number of guests attending, so although an RSVP is not required, it is appreciated. Please RSVP via email, Sign Up Genius, or phone at 303.805.6800.