Does Race Exist?

Exploring the Future of Genetics, Ancestry, and Medicine

Wednesday, September 12, 2018 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Franklin Theater

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As medicine moves towards using genetics to develop more personalized treatments, ancient human migration patterns are colliding with our modern social categories of race.
How can we navigate the intersection of science and our social constructs to improve health for all?    

The Franklin Institute’s Chief Bioscientist Dr. Jayatri Das sits down with two experts from the University of Pennsylvania—acclaimed law professor and civil rights sociologist Dorothy Roberts and professor of genetics and biology Dr. Sarah Tishkoff—for a unique combination of perspectives that could help move us in the right direction.  
 
Moderator: 
Dr. Jayatri Das, Chief Bioscientist, The Franklin Institute

Featured Guests: 
Sarah Tishkoff, Ph.D. | David and Lyn Silfen University Professor in Genetics and Biology, University of Pennsylvania

Dorothy Roberts, J.D. | George A. Weiss University Professor of Law and Sociology and the Raymond Pace and Sadie Tanner Mossell Alexander Professor of Civil Rights and Professor of Africana Studies, University of Pennsylvania

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