Multi-omic data has been used to create narratives about who we are as humans—are they correct or do they tell a very one-sided story? Hosted in collaboration with BAA (Being an Ally in Academics).
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Travel back in time, from the Arctic Ocean to Pacific tide pools, with a pioneering group of scientists who make surprising discoveries that transform human understanding of nature and ecology. Based on a book by Sean B. Carroll of the same name, the film will be introduced by Dr. Fred Gould, Co-Director of the Genetic Engineering and Society Center.
Note that the GES Colloquium on 4/18/23 with Brian Donovan of BCBS Science Learning has been canceled and will be rescheduled for the fall of 2023.
"Ghost" variables are instances where variables like socially defined race are assumed to be biological and act as a proxy for a number of variables that affect microbiome research like red-lining or environmental racism. We continue this discussion by examining the executive summary of the NASEM Report "Using Population Descriptors in Genetics and Genomics Research: A New Framework for an Evolving Field". This report provides multiple recommendations to replace the use of ghost variables with more appropriate descriptors. In this upcoming Journal Club, we will review the report's recommendations and how we can apply them in our own work.
Final GES Colloquium of the spring semester! AgBioFEWS students will discuss their experiences teaching Responsible Research and Innovation principles to undergraduates during a recent Dolphin Tank workshop. Note, this seminar will be held IN PERSON in 1911 Building, Room 129, and will not be recorded.