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Hybrid - Don’t Know Much Biology? How Science Looks at Race vs Inherited Genetics

Hybrid - Don’t Know Much Biology? How Science Looks at Race vs Inherited Genetics In-Person

It has been understood by biologists and social scientists for some time that there is no biological basis for race. At the same time, it is possible to describe genetic differences between groups of people that have been inherited. How do we describe how both these things are true? First, we need to understand that the term “race” as it has been popularly used has been based on unscientific information. The tools that have been available to scientists since the 1980s have enabled us to understand our true genetic history. In this presentation we’ll discuss the difference between race and genetic inheritance, as well as how science identifies true biological differences such as those between males and females versus perceived differences.

Dr Renée Howell is currently VP of  Clinical Sciences with Siemens Healthineers where she leads the clinical studies unit for the company’s Immunoassay group. Renee has over 25 years experience in industry and has held positions of increasing responsibility at Siemens, Canon Biomedical, Qiagen, Digene, and SeraCare.  Dr, Howell completed doctoral studies at Rutgers University, New Jersey studying  in vivo genetic variation of HIV-1 and postdoctoral studies at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda Maryland which focused on DNA structure and its effect on gene expression. She is a past Chair of the Industry Division of American Association for Clinical Chemistry, serves as a corporate representative to the Joint Committee for Traceability in Laboratory Medicine and is an advisor on the Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute (CLSI) Expert Panel on Molecular Methods. She has authored or co-authored dozens of papers and professional abstracts and holds several US patents.

To attend online register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwvf-6opzsrGdFryFcGkA-5zTFBlOvo_D5R

Monday, June 26, 2023
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Time Zone:
Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)
Adult Reference Area
  Adult Program  
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Event Organizer

Miriam Saphra

Miriam Saphra
Reference Librarian
Tuckahoe Public Library


(914) 231-3152

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