Genetics, History and Health
This free educational series is focused on relating your genes to your health. Learn how genetics plays a major role in your health in a specific area of genetic medicine each month.
2019 Fall Schedule
Wait, Which Tests are Out There?
Comparing genetic tests
Speaker: Erin Royer, MS, CGC
With all the genetic tests available at home or through your doctor, it can be difficult to know what each genetic tests looks at. Join us for a deep dive into genetic testing.
Into the Mind
The role of genetics in psychiatric care
Speaker: D. Isum Ward, MD
Modern genetics has revealed the cause of thousands of hereditary conditions, but the exact cause of psychiatric conditions is largely unknown. Join us to hear about progress made in this field and why these conditions are so hard to understand.
Roots: using genetics to discover ancestry
Speaker: Megan Bell, SCM, LCGC
Where did we come from? Where did we go? We all want to know our history, and with genetic testing, it is now easier than ever to find out. This is an especially important opportunity for populations whose movements and ancestry are less known. Still, we all can learn about ourselves – and health – by discovering the story of our family tree from its earliest beginnings.
All lectures are free and open to the public. They will be held from 7-8 p.m. in the Sanford Imagenetics Courtyard at 1321 W. 22nd St. in Sioux Falls, SD
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