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Your DNA, Your History?

17 November, 2018, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Have you had your DNA tested for family history? How do we think about our past using science? Should we be worried about sharing our biodata for genealogy?

This workshop introduces ways that your DNA connects to your past. In part one, Jerome de Groot discusses the implications and ethics of DNA sequencing for family history. In part two, participants of the ‘My Double Helix History’ project talk about their own DNA tests and the ways that they have begun to represent these aesthetically. Part three is a workshop considering how we might begin to ‘visualise’ the past through our DNA. Then, working with graphic artists, storytellers and poets everyone participating will begin to tell their story.

In partnership with

Irish World Heritage Centre,

Contact email address

jerome.degroot@manchester.ac.uk

Booking required?

Yes


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Date:
17 November, 2018
Time:
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Website:
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/exploring-dna-and-family-history-your-dna-your-history-tickets-50490537557

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Have you had your DNA tested for family history? Does having your DNA tested change the way you think about the past? How do we think about our past using science? Should we be worried about sharing our biodata for genealogy? This workshop introduces ways that your DNA connects to your past.
Is booking required?
Yes
If your event is part of a series, please put the series title here
Double Helix History
Contact email address
jerome.degroot@manchester.ac.uk
Event partners
Irish World Heritage Centre,
Region
North West
City/town
Manchester
Accessibility information
Please contact the event organiser for accessibility information.

Venue

Irish World Heritage Centre
1 Irish Town Way
Manchester, North West M8 0AE United Kingdom
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Accessibility information
Please contact the event organiser for accessibility information.
Phone:
0161 205 4007
Website:
https://www.iwhc.com/