Junk In The Trunk: Recent Controversies In Genomics

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You may have heard that less than 2% of the human genome is comprised of protein-coding DNA. So what is the 98% composed of, where does it come from, and what does it do? Sarah Schaack, PhD, http://www.reed.edu/biology/professors/schaack.html, assistant professor of biology at Reed College will take you on a guided tour through the genomic landscape of some fully sequenced plants and animals, including humans. Her talk will explore the recent heated debate among biologists surrounding "junk DNA", its utility (or lack thereof), and why bigger isn't necessarily better, at least when it comes to genome size.


***EVENT DETAILS***

DATE: Wednesday, April 15, 2015

TIME: Doors at 6 p.m. event at 7 p.m.

LOCATION: Kiggins Theatre, 1011 Main Street, Vancouver, Wash.

COST: $8 online advance tickets, $10* suggested cover at the door

FOOD & DRINK: Beer, wine, pizza slices, popcorn and snacks available.

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Science on Tap at the Kiggins is produced in partnership with Washington State University Vancouver http://www.vancouver.wsu.edu.
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*A note on the suggested cover at the door: Science on Tap is supported, in part, by money collected at the door. It is committed to offering educational opportunities to adults who want to learn, so if $10 is a hardship for you, please come anyway and donate what you can.
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