It’s in the Genes?
Join our host Dr Kat Arney in conversation with an invited panel of guests from the Wellcome Sanger Institute and the wider world of genomics. 25 years on from the discovery of BRCA2 how has genomics shaped our understanding of cancer? To what extent can we predict the diseases that may affect us by looking at our genes and what other biological, lifestyle and environmental factors contribute to how and why we age?
Grab your drink of choice, have a night off the tele and bring your curiosity to our next season of Genome Lates. Since lockdown started we have brought researchers from our Cancer Ageing and Somatic Mutations programme together with artists and public participants in a collaborative creative project exploring the relationship between ageing and DNA. This year’s Genome Lates season draws on the science at the heart of the #flowcellular project and asks what can our genes tell us about how and why we age? Join us to find out if animals can give us the answers to longer life? Is disease always written in our genes? And what happened when lockdown baking inspired a new approach to dialogue across science and art? Join us for conversations and food-based experiments from April to September 2021.
Our panel for the night: Hosted by science writer and broadcaster Dr Kat Arney in conversation with Prof Sir Mike Stratton, Director Wellcome Sanger Institute, Dr Sandra Perdomo, researcher International Agency for Research on Cancer, and Maggie Blanks, Cancer Research UK patient advocate and founder of Pancreatic Cancer Research Fund.