The Human Genetics Seminar Series has a new location and will be held on Fridays from 12 - 1 in A115 Public Health. Exceptions to this time and/or place are noted in the schedule below.
Jenny Reardon, PhD
Professor of Sociology and the Founding Director of the Science and Justice Research Center, University of California, Santa Cruz
The Postgenomic Condition: Truth, Race and Justice After the Genome
The political theorist and public intellectual Hannah Arendt worried in her classic text, The Human Condition, that the rise of mathematics and technological “proof” would threaten public capacities to speak and think, and thus to decide, the meaning and purposes of collective life. In this talk, Reardon considers the need to attend to Arendt’s concern in the wake of the rise of genomics and its importation of big data and mathematics into the heart of the life sciences. What new challenges do –omics big data style modes of analysis present to “our” capacities to think and speak about human differences, and “our” abilities to critically address questions of race and social justice? Who are “we” becoming as we attempt to answer this question?
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Created On Monday, January 6, 2020
Thiago Bruder, Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Center for Pediatric Research in Obesity and Metabolism
Title: Lipodystrophies and cardiovascular function
Presented by Adrian Lee, professor and Pittsburgh Foundation Chair in Precision Medicine and professor of pharmacology and chemical biology, who will discuss our stuidies on evolution in breast cancer using rapid autopsy and provide an introduction to the BCRF Aurora program which is performing comprehensive molecular profiling of primary and metastatic breast cancer.