Dr. Peter Eden: Life in the Post-Genome Era – March 2013

The Landmark College Academic Speaker Series enhances and promotes the College’s intellectual environment and facilitates discussion of important issues for the community.

peter edenWhat is a genome and how does it make us human? How do we differ from other mammals and all life forms when it comes to our genetic basis?  How does genetic inheritance and epigenetics play a role in our physical and mental make-up (i.e. genotypes and phenotypes)?




How can we use technology to identify and understand human genomics in a way that informs and protects all humans, in terms of health, behavior and our right to privacy?