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Jewish Genomics Evening - Heritage to Health

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New York Genome Center 101 Avenue of the Americas New York, NY 10013

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Join us at the New York Genome Center in lower Manhattan as we explore how the revolution in genetic research over the past few decades has transformed the way we think about Jewish identity, provided new insights into Jewish health, and revealed how the unique history of the Jewish people has left traces in their DNA. The evening is structured to engage the community through vivid discussions surrounding these issues and will include genomic analysis of several special guests.

Moderated By:

Carl Zimmer, The New York Times

Panelists:

Yaniv Erlich, PhD, The New York Genome Center & Columbia University

CeCe Moore, DNA Consultant for the PBS series "Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr."

Nathan Pearson, PhD, New York Genome Center

Karl Skorecki, MD, Technion-Israel Institute of Technology

Special Guests:

AJ Jacobs, Journalist & Author

Alisa Robbins Doctoroff, UJA-Federation of New York

Jill Sobule, Singer-Writer

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