Join Us At The New York Genome Center For A Jewish Genomics Evening; Heritage To Health

24 Sep, 2015, 16:03 ET from The New York Genome Center

NEW YORK, Sept. 24, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The New York Genome Center will host a Jewish Genomics Evening November 19, 2015, exploring Heritage to Health within the Jewish community.

Moderated by New York Times writer, Carl Zimmer, the event will explore how the revolution in genetic research over the past few decades has transformed the way we think about Jewish identity, providing new insights into Jewish health, and reveal how the unique history of the Jewish people have left traces in their DNA.

Featured panelists will include New York Genome Center and Columbia University's Dr. Yaniv Erlich, CeCe Moore, DNA Consultant for the PBS series "Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates Jr", Dr. Karl Skorecki from Technion-Israel Institute of Technology and Dr. Nathan Pearson of the New York Genome Center.

The evening is structured to engage the community and explore vivid discussions surrounding these issues and will include the analysis of the genome of several special guests from our community including journalist and author, AJ Jacobs, Alissa Robbins Doctoroff from the UJA-Federation of New York and singer/writer Jill Sobule.

The Jewish Genomics Evening will begin at 6:00 p.m. at 101 Avenue of the Americas in Manhattan, followed by cocktails and hors d'oeuvres. To register please visit this link.

About the New York Genome Center
The New York Genome Center (NYGC) is an independent, nonprofit at the forefront of transforming biomedical research and clinical care with the mission of saving lives. As a consortium of renowned academic, medical and industry leaders across the globe, NYGC focuses on translating genomic research into clinical solutions for serious disease. Our member organizations and partners are united in this unprecedented collaboration of technology, science, and medicine. We harness the power of innovation and discoveries to improve people's lives — ethically, equitably, and urgently. Member institutions include: Albert Einstein College of Medicine, American Museum of Natural History, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, Columbia University, Cornell University/Weill Cornell Medical College, Hospital for Special Surgery, The Jackson Laboratory, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York- Presbyterian Hospital, The New York Stem Cell Foundation, New York University, North Shore-LIJ, The Rockefeller University, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Stony Brook University and IBM.

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