Meeting October 4, 2017

Genes and Society in the News:

Article for discussion:

Discussion points:

  • Overall, there are many good points in the article. The history of GXE should be brought up on the attitude towards the role of the environment.
  • The group differed in whether one should start genetics by introducing Mendelian genetics, and later get into complexity, or go right to complexity, start with DNA or start with evolution.
  • At the end,there was interest in considering whether we should pursue our own thoughts on the implications of all this for genetics education and taking into account Brian’s work. How much influence does an article like Dougherty’s have as it is published in the ASHG journal directed to scientists?

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