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Why Do Humans Have Fewer Genes Than Corn?

July 31, 2019

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The UW Department of Genome Sciences played an important role in determining the sequence of the 3 billion letters of DNA specifying all of our hereditary information and is now one of the leading centers where the human genome is being interpreted and where new technologies for this analysis are being developed.

To share these advances with the public the Department of Genome Sciences hosts a ‘Wednesday Evenings at the Genome’ public lecture series each summer. These exciting discussions assume no background knowledge in genetics or other biological subjects and provide opportunities to chat with our presenters. Admission is free.

Presentations begin at 7:00 pm in Foege Auditorium and will be followed by refreshments at 8:00 pm just outside the auditorium.

Alan Herr
“An n of 1: Navigating lung cancer as a patient and a scientist”

July 10

Trisha Davis
“Ensuring an Equal Genetic Inheritance: A tale of yeast, lasers, and the effort to rebuild one of nature’s most complex molecular machines”

July 17

Heather Mefford
“Understanding the genetics of epilepsy”

July 24

Rob Bradley
“Why do humans have fewer genes than corn?”

July 31



July 31
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Foege Auditorium
Foege Building S-250
Seattle, WA United States
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UW Department of Genome Sciences