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Interdisciplinary Panel Discussion „Rethinking the Genome: Epigenetics, Health and Society“ (January 18, 2017, Vorhoelzer Forum, TU Munich)

Epigenetics links the environment and the genome in novel ways. It helps us trace how environmental exposures and life experiences affect gene expression and influence disease risks – possibly across generations. How does this new „biosocial“ understanding of the body change individual and collective responsibilities for health and illness?

Organized by the Professorship for Science and Technology Policy, Munich Center for Technology in Society & TUM School of Life Sciences Weihenstephan, Technical University of Munich.

The organizers are looking forward to welcome participants to this interdisciplinary event. The panel discussion will be followed by an informal reception for further exchange with drinks and snacks.

Panelists: John Dupré (University of Exeter), Mark Hanson (University of Southampton), Martha Kenney (San Francisco State University), Joëlle Rüegg (Karolinska Institutet), Maria Elena Torres-Padilla (Helmholtz Zentrum München)

Intro: Ruth Müller (Technical University of Munich) / Closing remarks: Clare Hanson (University of Southampton)

Wednesday, January 18, 2017, 6:30 – 8:30pm at Vorhoelzer Forum, TU Munich, Arcisstr. 21, Munich

For further details and contact information, please visit the website of the MCTS.

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