Mutants and What to Do About Them
British Humanist Association/South Place Ethical Society
Conway Hall, Red Lion Square, London WC1R 4RL, UK
9 February 2011 7.30pm
The lecture will be given by Armand Marie Leroi, Professor of Evolutionary Developmental Biology at Imperial College London and author of Mutants: On the Form, Varieties and Errors of the Human Body (buy this book from Amazon UK or Amazon USA); and will be chaired by ethologist and evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins, author of books including The Greatest Show on Earth: The Evidence for Evolution (buy this book from Amazon UK or Amazon USA).
Humans are afflicted by a continual storm of mutations. Individually rare, these mutations are collectively responsible for thousands of genetic disorders. Now that the cost of sequencing a human genome has dropped to less than the price of a new car, we can start to defend ourselves against them. This event will outline how.
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