September 7, 2001

Genetics Symposium is Sept. 20 at Meharry

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The second annual Genetics Symposium, organized jointly through the Meharry-Vanderbilt Alliance, will be held on Sept. 20 at Meharry Medical College. This year’s symposium will feature new research in the areas of modifier genes, minority health, and pharmacogenetics.

The aim of the daylong meeting is to increase understanding of the clinical implications of current genetic research findings, and the ethical and social consequences of genetic discovery. The keynote speaker will be Dr. Art Beaudet, chairperson and professor of Molecular and Human Genetics and professor of Pediatrics and Cell Biology at Baylor College of Medicine. Beaudet will speak on the relevance of genomic imprinting to growth and behavior.

The symposium, which is free and open to the public, is from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Kresge Learning Resource Center. Shuttle service will be provided, departing from Medical Center North in the morning and during the lunch hour. To pre-register or for more information, go to http.// or call Monica Oden at 322-1338.