Library EventDNA Interest Group: Inclusion improves medical genetics

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Tuesday, August 28, 2018 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

08/28/2018 6:00pm 08/28/2018 7:30pm DNA Interest Group: Inclusion improves medical genetics Presenter: Bryant McAllister Genetic data have revolutionized how we diagnose medical conditions; however, as more companies like 23andMe offer reports on personal health and disease it is important to recognize their limitations. One such improvement is to include more people from underrepresented populations to contribute to medical studies. Join us as we explore how human genetic diversity is vital to our understanding of the genetic basis of disease. This presentation will focus on the inclusion of diverse populations in direct-to-consumer research studies The DNA Interest Group is designed to bring together individuals in the Iowa City area interested in learning about the use and interpretation of commercial DNA test results. Meetings will address a variety of different topical areas, including applications in genealogy, inferences of traits, exploration of human genetic variation, and the societal impact of these services. Meetings will also include group discussions, and are free and open to the public. If this topic interests you, join us! For more information, contact Bryant McAllister at bryant-mcallister@uiowa.edu and follow the group on Facebook: DNA Interest Group - Iowa City. Iowa City Public Library Iowa City Public Library America/Chicago public

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Presenter: Bryant McAllister

Genetic data have revolutionized how we diagnose medical conditions; however, as more companies like 23andMe offer reports on personal health and disease it is important to recognize their limitations. One such improvement is to include more people from underrepresented populations to contribute to medical studies. Join us as we explore how human genetic diversity is vital to our understanding of the genetic basis of disease. This presentation will focus on the inclusion of diverse populations in direct-to-consumer research studies

The DNA Interest Group is designed to bring together individuals in the Iowa City area interested in learning about the use and interpretation of commercial DNA test results. Meetings will address a variety of different topical areas, including applications in genealogy, inferences of traits, exploration of human genetic variation, and the societal impact of these services. Meetings will also include group discussions, and are free and open to the public. If this topic interests you, join us!
For more information, contact Bryant McAllister at bryant-mcallister@uiowa.edu and follow the group on Facebook: DNA Interest Group - Iowa City.

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Cosponsor

Cosponsor Organization: University of Iowa Biology Department

Cosponsor Name: Bryant McAllister

Cosponsor Phone: 319-335-2604