How Does DNA Testing Work, and What Secrets Does It Expose?

Saturday, November 10, 2018
11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Science History Institute
315 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106
United States

DNA testing has become ever present, from its role in the recent apprehension of the Golden State Killer to the soaring popularity of genetic-testing kits. In fact DNA-testing services are so readily available that a mouth swab and a few dollars can tell you all about yourself. However, once your genetic information is given out, you can’t take it back. How does DNA testing work exactly, and what secrets have been exposed by its widespread use? Join Lara Goudsouzian for a discussion about the impact that DNA testing is having on our society and everyday lives.

 

About the Speaker

Lara Goudsouzian is an assistant professor of biology at DeSales University in Center Valley, Pennsylvania. She received her PhD from Princeton University and researches chromosomal stability in the model organism Saccharomyces cerevisiae.


About the Series

Our Saturday Speaker series features a short talk on an intriguing scientific topic, followed by a Q&A or discussion over complimentary tea and coffee. Afterward, feel free to mingle with other guests and the speaker, or spend time visiting our museum. Admission is free, and no reservations are necessary.