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Mini Medical School - Genetics
Pandemics of the Past (and Future): Using Genetics to Understand and Prevent the Next Worldwide Outbreak
Event Date: Thursday, October 23, 2014
Event time: 6:30 – 8 p.m.
Location: UI Carver College of Medicine, Medical Education and Research Facility, 375 Newton Rd., Iowa City, IA 52245
Throughout the history of mankind, pandemic disease—epidemics that occur worldwide or over very large areas—have been a fact of life and death. From the sixth century Plague of the Justinian and the Black Death of 1347-1351 to more recent infectious threats such as SARS and H1N1 bird flu, fast-spreading diseases have claimed hundreds of millions of lives.
Using advanced DNA analysis of fossil records and other genetics research techniques, scientists today are learning more about the victims—and the genetic makeup—of ancient outbreaks. Join us for a discussion on how these deadly diseases, and their human hosts, have evolved over time and how this information could help us fight and prevent future global pandemics.
Space is limited. Registration is required. Register online or call 877-MED-IOWA.