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Knox Presbyterian Church120 Lisgar Street (at Elgin)
6:30pm

Inheritance: How Our Genes Change Our Lives and Our Lives Change Our Genes with Sharon Moalem

Hosted by Sean Wilson

Inheritance: How Our Genes Change Our Lives and Our Lives Change Our Genes with Sharon Moalem

Hosted by Sean Wilson
24
Thursday
Apr
2014
6:30pm
Knox Presbyterian Church
120 Lisgar Street (at Elgin)
Sharon Moalem - Photo by Neil Ta

Award-winning physician and New York Times bestselling author Sharon Moalem , MD, PhD, reveals how genetic breakthroughs are completely transforming our understanding of both the world and our lives.

 

Conventional wisdom dictates that our genetic destiny is fixed at conception. But Dr. Moalem's groundbreaking book, Inheritance, shows us that the human genome is far more fluid and fascinating than your ninth grade biology teacher ever imagined. By bringing us to the bedside of his unique and complex patients, he masterfully demonstrates what rare genetic conditions can teach us all about our own health and well-being.

 

In the brave new world we're rapidly rocketing into, genetic knowledge has become absolutely crucial, so don't miss this wide-ranging and entertaining interdisciplinary approach to science and medicine-- explaining how art, history, superheroes, sex workers, and sports stars all help us understand the impact of our lives on our genes, and our genes on our lives. Join us for an event that will profoundly alter how you view your genes, your health--and your life.

 

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