DNA Interest Group

Cosponsored by the Iowa City Public Library and the UI Department of Biology, 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 topics, including applications in genealogy, inferences of traits, exploration of human genetic variation, and the societal impact of these services. Meetings also include group discussions.

Upcoming events

Tuesday, March 26, 2019 - 6:00pm

Digital Media Lab

What is bioethics, and why is it important? What new ethical dilemmas arise with new scientific advancements? Where should the line be drawn with applications using Gene Therapy, Cloning, and CRISPR?

Presenter: Bryant McAllister


Tuesday, April 23, 2019 - 6:00pm

Meeting Room A

This program will explore uses of DNA in crime scene investigation focusing on recent cold cases that use a public DNA database and family relationships to identify suspects of criminal investigations. We will consider implications that the...

Wednesday, April 24, 2019 - 4:00pm

Digital Media Lab

More details to follow