Museum of Science and Industry


DNA Testing for African Ancestry: Science and Cynicism

September 25, 2008



Lecture Essentials


  • Ages:
  • This lecture is suitable for all ages.
  • Date:
  • September 25, 2008
  • Time:
  • 7:00 PM
  • Tickets:
  • This exhibit requires an additional ticket with a specified entry time.
  • Cost:
  • Member Adult: $10
    Member Child (3-17): $5
    Non-Member Adult: $20
    Non-Member Child (3-17): $15
    Student (with photo ID): $10

Rick Kittles is associate professor of genetic medicine at the University of Chicago’s Cancer Research Center. He has been at the forefront of the development of ancestry-informative genetic markers, admixture mapping theory, and applications for disease gene mapping in admixed populations, such as African Americans and Hispanics. Through the development of a large database of genetic information on African maternal and paternal lineages, Dr. Kittles offers insight on how genetics can be used to infer African ancestry. He will also discuss the growing interest in inferring ancestry for people of all racial and cultural backgrounds.

Please call (773) 684-1414 for tickets.


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Museum of Science+Industry
5700 S. Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, IL 60637
1 (773) 684-1414
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