#54 NYS Regional Cytogenetics Meeting

#54 NYS Regional Cytogenetics Meeting

Four events in one episode! I cover the NYS Cytogenetics Regional Meeting I attending highlighting interesting points from presentations by Dr. Irene Cherric, Dr. Robert Hutchinson, Thomas Pope, Dr. Kazim R. Chohan, and Dr. Frank Middleton. I also discuss my presentation on the public's awareness of genetics through social media. 

These three genetic events are upcoming at UCONN/UCONN Health. All three have a focus on epigenetics, showing just how influential and universal this field of genetics is becoming. 

Environment, Epigenetics and Cancer: How to Cultivate the Connections

October 24th, 2016 at 11:30 in the Student Union of UCONN Storrs, CT. 

Keynote Presentation by Mary Beth Terry, PhD “Breast Cancer Susceptibility : Rethinking the role of the environment and methods to improve risk assessment”

Goal of the event to provide attendees with an update of current research and our understanding of the role of epigenetics and the environment in cancer risk and development. The panel will discuss advances in risk assessment, implications of scientific discoveries, epigenetic biomarkers and technological advances in screening, diagnosis and treatment of cancer as well as provide feedback about the public and patient perspective.

Gene Editing: The CRISPR Revolution

October 26th, 2016 at 6pm in the Dodd Research Center f UCONN Storrs, CT.

Keynote speaker, Sharon Begley, the the senior science writer at STAT, the life sciences publication of the Boston Globe will be discussing the invention and evolution of the CRISPR-CAS9 technology. 

It seems as if the possibilities for CRISPR are endless: drought–resistant crops, disease resistant livestock, new drugs and a cure for cancer. How does this technology work? What are some of the current explorations of the gene editing technology? What are the limitations and the risks of its use? What ethical conversations need to be had by science, the public, policymakers?

Prader-Willi Syndrome: New Epigenetic Findings and Potential Routes to Therap

November 4th, 2016 at 2pm in the Henry B.C. Low, M.D. Learning Auditorium at UCONN Health in Farmington, CT. 

The keynote speaker will be Marc Lalande, Ph.D., Health Net Professor and Chairman from the Department of Genetics and Genome Sciences, UConn Health. 

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#53 Ginger Nichols on MotherToBaby

#53 Ginger Nichols on MotherToBaby