“Decoding the Genome: The History and Science Behind the Human Genome Project.”
March 19 @ 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Save the Date – March 19th, 2024, for a Special Event
Steve Munroe will present a Special Event Zoom lecture on Tuesday, March 19 from 12:00-1:20.
The title of his lecture is “Decoding the Genome: The History and Science Behind the Human Genome Project.”
Be on the lookout for details on how to register for the event.
Steve is Professor Emeritus of Biological Sciences at Marquette University where he taught molecular biology and biochemistry for 35 years prior to retirement. He has lived full-time on Cape Cod since 2019. He has previously taught several courses at ALL and lectured at Snow Library, most recently on the origin of life and the history of Earth.
The web site of the National Institutes of Health states that “the Human Genome Project (HGP) was one of the great feats of exploration in history.” This talk will describe some of the major landmarks of this exploration extending over many decades. While officially the HGP began in 1990 and was completed in 2003, intensive efforts to decode the information within this blueprint began decades earlier in the 1950s and extend to the present day, with impressive progress and new challenges continuing to emerge.