Perspectives on DNA

Tuesday December 17th 2019 | 19:45 – 21:30 | Instituto Cervantes Utrecht |Domplein 3, 3512 Utrecht |

DNA is the most important carrier of our genetic material. It is the molecule that not only determines your hair or skin colour, but also which hereditary diseases children can get from their parents. In addition, your genetics can even tell you which general region of the world you’re from, which is getting ever easier to analyse using websites such as Ancestry or MyHeritage. Some companies even state that they can determine how healthy you are based on your DNA. But what exactly is DNA, and what does it really say about an individual? What kind of information does it provide about population groups?

We will discuss this with Marco Boks, psychiatrist and researcher at UMC Utrecht and expert on the interaction between genes and environment. More speakers to be announced soon!

This talk is free of charge. Afterwards, there will be drinks at cafe Hemingway!

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