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February 24, 2013

Craig Fahle Show highlights African genome lecture at WSU

http://wdet.org/shows/craig-fahle-show/episode/wsu-conference-african-genome-advances-medicine/

The discovery of DNA has encouraged many of us to search for our roots through science. African Americans may find it challenging to trace their ancestry back to a particular tribe or ethnic group because there are so many variations in African genes. Sarah Tishkoff, one of the world’s premiere scientists in this area, explains how this knowledge will help develop the medicines of the future. Tischkoff will be the featured speaker during the Eugene Perrin Memorial Lecture in Health Sciences and Peace, presented by Wayne State’s Center for Peace and Conflict Studies. The lecture, titled “African Genomic Variation: Implications for Human Evolution and Disease, is scheduled at 2 p.m., Friday, Feb. 22, in Scott Hall’s Green Lecture Hall.

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