Celebrating Genomics Through Awareness
May 19, 3-8pm, Digital Media Room (2nd Floor), Iowa City Public LibraryFestival of Genetics,
Activities and demonstrations of DNA principles for all ages, including a help desk for guidance with interpretations and previews of DNA test results from 23andMe, AncestryDNA, etc.April
:00-4:00pm Iowa Genealogical Society instructor Linda Greethurst will present "My Tree is Sick... What Can I DO?" She'll explain how you can save lots of time and frustration by analyzing your sources and facts so you can avoid a painful and major pruning of your family tree later. Greethurt herself discoved that a long researched branch of her own family tree was not only sick but based on fiction at best.
4:00-5:00pm Iowa Genealogical Society President Kevin Spire will discuss using Google in genealogical research.
5-5:45pm Dinner Break
5:45-8:00pm ICPL After Hours: If you want to stay for the after-hours part of our day, please join ICPL staff in the Digital Media Lab on the 2nd floor by 5:45pm as the Library will be closing at 6:00pm. You'll need to be in the Lab before the library closes. (You can leave at any time). You'll have access to the library’s print and online resources to either begin your tree or find a new piece of information, and ICPL staff and members of the UI Personal Genome Learning Center will be here to help where we can. From experienced researcher to new to genealogy, all are welcome!
May 22, 6-7 pm
National DNA Day commemorates the successful completion of the Human Genome Project 15 years ago in 2003 and the discovery of DNA's double helix 65 years ago in 1953. The program will provide a historical overview of the timeline for sequencing the human genome and summarize major outcomes of this effort, while also engaging the audience in a game of human genome trivia7pm, Meeting Room A, Iowa City Public Library
A discussion of how genetic variations can be used to predict an individual’s response to certain pharmacological drugs. The presentation will focus on explaining the link between genetics and drug metabolism, analyzing DTC and clinical pharmacogenomic testing resources, and discussing cases in which pharmacogenomic testing can have an impact on drug therapy.
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