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"Scientists Give Lawmakers A Rundown On Genetic Research"

  • STAT News
  • New York, NY
  • (May 15, 2018)

A handful of expert scientists are meeting with lawmakers today to talk about the latest advances in genetics and they relate to ethnicity and race. The briefings in the House and Senate mark the sixth round of sessions with Congress led by Harvard’s Personal Genetics Education Project. Eimear Kenny, PhD, assistant professor of genetics and genomic sciences at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, will talk to lawmakers about the history of genetic variation across the globe. She’ll be joined by Harvard geneticist George Church, Harvard psychiatry researcher Kerry Ressler, and NIH scientists Charles Rotimi, who will touch on everything from DNA ancestry tests to the role of genetics and the environment in health and behavior.

- Eimear E. Kenny, PhD, Assistant Professor, Genetics and Genomic Sciences, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

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