Lifelong Learning: The Personal Genome

Advances in human genetics over the past 30 years have enabled the emergence and growth of a “recreational genetics” marketplace.

Maybe you have considered purchasing a DNA test yourself from one of the varied companies in this market. Join us to hear from Bryant McAllister, UI associate biology professor and associate chair for undergraduate education, who will illustrate the science underlying these genetic tests.

Analysis of an individual’s DNA provides a window into the past by revealing ancestral connections to regions across the globe, while DNA matches in a customer database may support historical records of a family genealogy.

The Personal Genome represents the biology equivalent that stargazing is to astronomy—but, instead of looking up, personal genetics allows individuals to look inward into themselves and their past.

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