10 AM Main Event Details:
Pacific University's Dr. Lisa Sardina on Epigenetics
The question of epigenetics is: Can the environment re-program your genes? If the genome is the keyboard of a piano, then the epigenome is the fingers playing those keys.. Recently, it has become clear that the environment can alter these epigenetic modifications and, more surprisingly, these modifications can sometimes be inherited. In this presentation, Lisa Sardinia discusses the mechanism of epigenetic modification, as well as some newly discovered environmental effects on epigenetic modifications. Lisa Sardinia is an associate professor in the Department of Biology at Pacific University. She teaches Molecular Biology, Microbiology, Basic Science for Optometry, and Genetics for Physician Assistant students.
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Programs are presented in four broad areas relevant to Humanism:
Human Well Being
Humanities, Culture, and Morality
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Sunday Morning Schedule:
8:45 Early Bird discussion, choose topic by consensus (Garden Room)
9:45 Children join parents in East Room for simulcast
9:45 Coffee, juice and cookies (Arts and Crafts Room)
10:00 Main program, weekly speakers on topics of interest to Humanists (Keeston Room)
10:05 Humanist discussion, each week a different theme (Garden Room)
11:30 AfterThoughts: engage the speaker over light snacks (Arts and Crafts Room)
11:45 Classes, discussions, musicians, committees meet until 1:00 PM
12:15 Lunch at nearby eatery, all are welcome!
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