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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
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.
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