Farm, Field and Family - 100 years of genetics

The past, present and future of human and animal genetics is discussed in this talk to marks 100 years since the founding of the Genetics Society and of Animal Genetics at Edinburgh University.

Farm, Field and Family - 100 years of genetics

About Farm, Field and Family - 100 years of genetics

2019 marks 100 years since the founding of the Genetics Society and 100 years of Animal Genetics at the University of Edinburgh. To celebrate these anniversaries, join us to hear about human and animal genetics over the past century, and to discuss the issues facing science and society as we look forward to the next 100 years.

Hosted by Dr Sarah Chan, a specialist in the ethics of medical and animal research, the event will start with presentations from three leading University of Edinburgh genetics researchers about genetics on the farm, in the field and in families.

The talks will be followed by a discussion around what we know now, what we could find out and what we should do with the information in the future.

Join the conversation about this exciting and fast-moving area of science.

Host: Dr Sarah Chan, Reader/ Chancellor's Fellow, Usher Institute, University of Edinburgh

Speakers:
- Professor Bruce Whitelaw, Deputy Director (Partnerships), Roslin Institute, University of Edinburgh
- Professor Josephine Pemberton, Professor of Molecular Ecology, Institute of Evolutionary Biology, University of Edinburgh
- Professor Wendy Bickmore, Director MRC Human Genetics Unit, Institute of Genetics and Molecular Medicine, University of Edinburgh

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