The students extracted their DNA from saliva, programmed robots to teach them about genomic sequencing, and more! They also learned how genetics intersects fields like medicine, computerscience, ecology, evodevo, forensics and genetic counseling.
Bioinformatics students Wei Zhou, Brooke Wolpert, Ellen Schmidt and Ryan Crawford, DCMB and CCMB faculty Michael Boehnke, Goncalo Abecasis, Hyun Kang also were part of the team, as were many other UM and Norwegian scientists.
The University of Michigan School of Public Health has received federal funding to launch an integrated, interdisciplinary fellowship program that will provide training in the ethical, legal, and social implications (ELSI) of genomic science.
On behalf of the University of Michigan Genetic Counseling Program, we are excited to announce that Elizabeth (Liz) Kearney, MS, LCGC, MBA is the 9th recipient of the Diane Baker Alumni Award. The annual Diane Baker Alumni Lecture honors the vision and commitment to the profession of genetic counseling of our founder and first Program Director