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Science in the News is pleased to announce the 2017 Fall Lecture Series! Every week, a Harvard graduate or medical student presents current information and ongoing research within a particular field – and we’d like to invite you to join the discussion! Our seminars are free and open to audience members of any age and background.

All spring lectures will be held on Wednesday evenings in Armenise Auditorium at Harvard Medical School from 7 to 9:00 p.m. Please see the “directions” link above for instructions on how to access Armenise Auditorium (in Goldenson Hall) and the lecture hall, located at 200 Longwood Ave in Boston.

This year’s series will feature nine lectures:
September 20 – History’s Greatest Arms Race: How infectious diseases have changed human evolution
September 27 – What’s the Catch? Diving into the sustainability of eating fish
October 4 – Politics and Prejudice: How diversity shapes scientific progress
October 11 – The Genetic Engineering Toolbox: A whirlwind tour of GMO technology
October 18 – From Microwaves to Microbreweries: The science behind our food
October 25 – Here Comes the Sun: Harnessing the power of renewable energy
November 1 – What Genes Cannot Tell: The role of epigenetics in determining who we are
November 8 – This is How We Do It: From sex evolution to sex education
November 15 – High-Stake Steaks: The science behind prions, Mad Cow, and other neurological diseases

Stay tuned for detailed information on each coming seminar!

Seminar Archives

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