The Triangle Club Meeting with Dr. Bryant McAllister - "The Personal Genome - Navigating the DNA Marketplace"

Sunday, February 18, 2018 - 11:30am
Event Location: 
The University Club
1360 Melrose Ave.
Iowa City, IA 52246
picture of DNA strand

Sophisticated genetic tests for human ancestry analysis are available directly to consumers at a relatively low cost. Personal genetic analysis provides a window into our past. Dr. McAllister will discuss the science underlying these tests and an overview of the products delivered by the companies that dominate the US marketplace, such as 23andMe and Ancestry DNA.

Dr. Bryant McAllister is an Associate Professor in the Department of Biology at the University of Iowa. He earned a B.S. in Zoology and a Master of Science in Genetics at Texas A&M University. After earning a PhD from the University of Rochester, he was awarded an Alfred P. Sloan/National Science Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship for study at the University of Chicago and the University of Edinburgh. He joined the Biology faculty at the University of Iowa in 2002 where he teaches genetics and evolution.

Socializer begins at 11:30am, Brunch begins at 12:00pm, and the program will begin at approximately 12:45pm.  Annual dues are $10.00/person or $20.00/couple. Meals are $20.00/person. Please make checks payable to The Triangle Club and mail to:
Anne Evans
PO Box 5414
Coralville, IA  52241

Upcoming Programs: March 18 - H. Dee Hoover presents "History of Iowa Maps" and April 15 - Sandra Hudson presents "The Quest: Seeking a Lost Heritage"