Talk: “The Postgenomic Condition: Justice, Knowledge, Life After the Genome” by Jenny Reardon

Event Date: Thursday, March 8, 2018

Time: 4:00 pm

Location: Knight Auditorium, Spurlock Museum, 600 S. Gregory St., Urbana, IL

Cost: Free Admission


Part of the CAS/MillerComm Lecture Series

While the sequencing of the human genome was a landmark achievement, the availability and manipulation of such a vast amount of data about our species inevitably led to questions that are increasingly fundamental and urgent. Now that information about human bodies can be transformed into a natural resource, how will we—and should we—interpret and use it? This talk draws on more than a decade of research—-in molecular biology labs, commercial startups, governmental agencies, and civic spaces—-to examine how genomics may be transformed from an information science practiced by a few well-financed scientists and engineers in the West, to a struggle for membership in twenty-first century societies embraced by peoples all over the world.

The CAS/MillerComm public events series brings to campus people who offer unique cross-disciplinary contributions to the intellectual and cultural life of the university.

This Center for Advanced Study event is hosted by the Department of Media & Cinema Studies in conjunction with the Beckman Institute, Carl R. Woese institute for Genomic Biology, College of Media, Critical Technology Studies Lab, NCSA, Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities, Learning to See Systems INTERSECT Group, Recovering Prairie Futures Research Cluster, School of Information Sciences, and the Spurlock Museum.

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  • Occurred Thursday, March 8th, 2018 @ 4:00 pm


Spurlock Museum

600 S. Gregory St.
Urbana, IL


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