Cool talk alert: Genomics lecture at Genspace - Brooklyn


May 16, 2017 12:56 pm

Cool talk alert: Genomics lecture at Genspace

Get an introduction to genomics next month with Christine Marizzi of the Urban Barcode Project.

These lil DNA guys have a lot more information in them than we know.

(Image courtesy of Genspace)

What power do our genes hold over us? How does our genetic makeup interact with the environment around us? And what role might gene editing play in the future of our species?

They’re all super hot questions right now and for those interested, Genspace is holding a lecture next month on the topic of genomics, “intended to introduce audiences to contemporary issues in genomic research,” the science org says.

Speaking will be Christine Marizzi, the manager of the Urban Barcode Project and an educator at the DNA Learning Center at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory.

The talk is $10 and will be held at Genspace’s Downtown Brooklyn office/lab.


If this is up your alley, WHYY’s Fresh Air recently had Siddhartha Mukherjee on the show for a long interview and it was fantastic. Mukherjee, an oncologist and writer, is the author of The Gene: An Intimate History.

Tyler Woods

Tyler Woods is the lead reporter for Brooklyn. He has previously worked in television and as a small town print reporter. He’ll answer if you email him.


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