University of Wisconsin-River Falls

UW-RF Home > University Communications Home > This Month's News Releases

University Communications

News Source

Series Highlights Human Genome Project


APRIL 8, 2005--The UW-River Falls College of Arts and Sciences Community Classroom presents "Lessons From the Human Genome Project" April 21 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the lower level of the River Falls Public Library on the corner of Division and Union streets.

The scientists who completed the sequencing of the human genome in April 2003 were heralded by many as achieving the single, greatest scientific feat of the decade. It was the "moon landing" of the 21st century.

UW-RF biology assistant Professor Scott Ballantyne, who's been conducting molecular genetics research for nearly 20 years, will review current discoveries, potential applications and mounting ethical concerns surrounding the human genome project.

Like our first space exploits, it was not entirely clear what scientists hoped to discover from DNA sequencing. Ballantyne discusses the benefits of this knowledge, how important this new information is and what we have learned from this achievement.

No reservations are needed to attend the Community Classroom events, which are free and open to the public.

For more information, contact the UW-RF Outreach and Graduate Studies Office at 715/425-3256 or 800/228-5607.

-30-

Last updated: Tuesday, 22-Jun-2010 16:21:21 Central Daylight Time

University of Wisconsin - River Falls
410 South Third Street River Falls, WI USA 54022-5001 (715)425-3911
Copyright © 1995-2009 University of Wisconsin-River Falls