The Human Genome
Price for Members: Free
Price for Non-Members: $5
Date/Time: Wednesday, January 13th, 2:00 – 3:30 p.m.
Instructor: Joseph Furnish, Ph.D., retired Aquatic Ecologist, U.S. Forest Service, PSW Regional Office, Vallejo, CA
The story of the evolution of life on earth is remarkable for its richness and beauty. But this fascinating story cannot be fully understood without placing it in the context of molecular biology and recent revelations about the human genome and horizontal gene transfer.
Dr. Furnish gives us a chance to get that deeper understanding. His lecture explores how evolution, inheritance, and genetic “engineering” work at the molecular level. And it’s a journey that will unlock a greater appreciation of the remarkable diversity of life on earth and what is at stake in this age of climate change and the extinction of so many species.
How did the tangled tree of life on earth get so magnificently gnarled? Allow OLLI and Dr. Furnish to tell the story.
Start time: 02:00 p.m.
End time: 03:30 p.m.