The Craig Fahle Show

Sarah Tishkoff of UPenn: African Genome Advances Medicine

Thursday, February 21, 2013

The discovery of DNA has encourage many of us to search for our roots through science. African Americans may find it challenging to trace their ancestry back to a particular tribe or ethnic group because their are so many variations in African genes. Sarah Tischkoff, one of the world’s premiere scientists in this area, explains how this knowledge will help develop the medicines of the future. Sarah Tishkoff is a Ph.D, David and Lyn Silfen University Professor, Perelman School of Medicine, Department of Genetics at The University of Pennsylvania.

Wayne State University Center for Peace and Conflict Studies will present “African Genomic Variation: Implications for Human Evolution and Disease” on Friday, Feb. 22, 2013, at 2:00 p.m.

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