Genetics and Jewish History | Saturday February 2, 2013 at 6:30 PM
Our Aleinu Series is our “Living Room” lecture series where we meet informally in a home on a Saturday night, do Havdallah together, and learn about topics or events of Jewish interest.
The topic is Genetics and Jewish History: A review and discussion of the book “Legacy” by Harry Ostrer, Professor of Pathology and Genetics at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, which examines how modern genetic science informs the story of the Jewish people.
Dr. Marc Greenblatt, Associate Professor of Medicine at the Vermont Cancer Center/UVM-Fletcher Allen Health Care, is our presenter. This presentation is geared toward the lay public so no medical background required.
Dr. Greenblatt’s clinical activities include genetic counseling for hereditary cancer risk. He is also an active researcher in the field of cancer genetics, studying how to interpret which genetic changes cause disease and which do not. Dr. Greenblatt is active in multiple national and international organizations that study genetic variation.
Drinks and desserts are requested.