to the 2008-09 academic year.
If you are new to the U of I, we
especially welcome you.
This Christian Faculty
& Staff and Wednesday Forum Luncheon is
Thursday, October 2 at Noon in Illini Union Room: Federal
(Federal Room 25B is in lower level of the Union on the
Dr. Anne Carpenter, Director,
Biological Imaging Platform, Broad Institute of Harvard
Dr. Carpenter will speak on
"Ethical Conundrums in Your DNA"
Anne did her PhD here at the University of Illinois in cell
Researchers around the world are working furiously to
map diseases to genes. Companies will accept a
sample of human saliva, sequence bits of our
genome, and then describe what they find in our
genetic code. How predictive is our DNA? How
might what we discover there disturb our mental
health, our relationships, our faith, and our
understanding of our place in the world? What is
it about human beings that deeply desire such
prediction? Researchers in the Broad Institute’s
Imaging Platform extract information from biological
images and are using cell image data for a
systems-level view of cellular functions.
Please think to invite your
friends to join you as you come.