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Event Name: Brave New World: The Next Frontier of DNA in Boston, MA

Date of Event: June 6, 2019

Brief Description: Home DNA-testing kits are flying off the shelves and individuals have access to more genetic information than ever. Join our panel of experts for a discussion on what all this means for the future of genetics.

Description:

Home DNA-testing kits are flying off the shelves and individuals have access to more genetic information than ever. December’s announcement of the birth of twin baby girls in China who may — or may not — have had their genes edited crashed the headlines and rocked the world of genetics. Technology and science are revolutionizing the way we can understand and treat disease. Meanwhile, there are ethical and legal implications resulting from these advances to consider. Join our panel of experts for a discussion on what all this means for the future of genetics.

Moderator:
Kim Krieger
Research Writer, UConn Communications

Panelists:
Judy Brown PhD '98, '03, '07
Director, Diagnostic Genetic Sciences Program, UConn Department of Allied Health Sciences, College of Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources

Melodie Henderson '94 LAW
Vice President, IP Counsel
Sigilon Therapeutics, Inc.

...and more.

Please RSVP by June 3, 2019. Appetizers and 2 drinks (beer/wine/soda) will be included with your registration. We look forward to seeing you there!

Questions? Please contact Caitlin Trinh, Alumni Relations, via email or call the Office of Alumni Relations toll-free at (888) 822-5861

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Location: Morton's The Steakhouse
2 Seaport Lane
Boston, MA 02210

Organizer: Caitlin Trinh
Telephone: 888-822-5861
Contact E-Mail: ctrinh@foundation.uconn.edu

Location: Morton's The Steakhouse

2 Seaport Lane

Boston Massachusetts 02210

Organizer: Trinh, Caitlin

Telephone: 888-822-5861

Contact E-Mail: ctrinh@foundation.uconn.edu

Citizenship Requirements: Open to All

Open To: University Community and Invited Guests