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Ann Arbor MI 09-11-2017 09-11-2017 Learn and engage in dialogue on issues at the intersection of genetics and religion (e.g., gene editing of embryos; 3-parent families; prenatal information about adult-onset conditions; genetics and criminality

Finding Common Ground: A Conversation on Genetics and Religion

A participatory event with Ann Arbor faith leaders and UM genetic scientists

September 11, 2017
6:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Ann Arbor Library - Downtown; 343 S. Fifth Avenue
Sponsored by: Center for Public Health and Community Genomics; Certificate Program in Public Health Genetics; UM Association of Religious Counselors
Contact Information: Toby Citrin,, 734-649-9221

Panel Participants: Dr. Rolf Bouma, Rabbi Rob Dobrusin, Sam Ewalt, representing Protestant, Jewish and Buddhist faiths; Dr. Margit Burmeister, Dr. Raymond DeVries, Dr. Scott Roberts, Wendy Uhlmann and Dr. Beverly Yashar, from UM Medical and Public health faculty.

Panels on genetics and criminality and the genetics and faith dialogue process will be followed by audience participation in dialogues on selected topics at the intersection of genetics and religion.

Event Flyer