The New Genetics: Man's Place in the Universe

Monday, April 1st, 2002
Sydney Brenner
4:00 pm

Auditorium, Beckman Institute 405 N. Mathews Ave Urbana

Event Description

The human genome sequence has aroused much interest especially for its potential impact in medicine and the potential social and legal problems that it may generate. In this lecture, renowned scientist Sydney Brenner will try to demonstrate how the knowledge of the sequence fits in with all of biology: he will also show we still have a long way to go in understanding and using genetic information; and, finally he will discuss his personal views on predictive medicine and the social delemmas it may create.

Sydney Brenner

Distinguished Professor, The Salk Institute for Biological Studies