Scientific Seminar at Columbia's Celebration

"Genes and Genomes: Impact on Medicine and Society," a year-long series organized by Health Sciences, will be part of the opening weekend of Columbia's 250th anniversary celebration.

The first seminar in the series, "Genes, Genomes and Evolution," will take place Oct. 16 and 17 at the Roone Arledge Auditorium in Alfred E. Lerner Hall on Columbia's Morningside campus and will include an international group of scholars and researchers. It will delve into the history of genes and genomes and the nature of the links among genetics, the development of organisms, their evolution, and the emergence of our species.

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