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Genetics for Consumers Class (scheduled on Darwin’s Birthday, 2/12)

Do you ever wonder what the odds are that you’ll get the conditions your grandparents had?

The NN/LM SCR is offering the class ABCs of DNA: Unraveling the Mystery of Genetics Information for Consumers at the Houston Academy of Medicine-Texas Medical Center Library, Houston, TX on February 12, 2009.

This class explores basic concepts such as genes and chromosomes and offers an overview of genetic disorders, genetic testing, genetic counseling, and the Human Genome Project. Ethical and legal issues associated with genetic disorders will be covered with regard to privacy, discrimination, and potential legislative impact on medicine and society. A variety of reliable health information resources will be demonstrated. This 4-hour hands-on class is intended for librarians, educators and the general public.

February 12, 2009  —  8:30 am -12:30 pm
Houston Academy of Medicine-Texas Medical Center Library
1133 John Freeman Blvd.
Houston, Texas 77030
Street Level Classroom

There is no charge for the class but registration is required.  To register: http://nnlm.gov/scr/training/

This class is part of the Darwin 2009 Houston Celebration sponsored by the Houston Academy of Medicine-Texas Medical Center Library.

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