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A Conversation with Mary-Claire King


November 20, 2009 12:45pm - 2:00pm

Room 280B
Genetics, Disease, and Human Rights Abuses 12:45-14:00, Room 280B – Lunch will be served Mary-Claire King is a professor at the University of Washington, where she studies genetics and the interaction of genetics and environmental influences on human conditions such as HIV, Lupus, deafness, and breast and ovarian cancer. She is perhaps best known for three major accomplishments: identifying the BRCA1 gene for its role in breast cancer, demonstrating that humans and chimpanzees are 99% genetically identical, and applying genomic sequencing to identify victims of human rights abuses. King has been the recipient of the Dr. A.H. Heineken Prize for Science, and the Weizmann Women and Science Award, among many others. Join us for a discussion with this remarkable woman, facilitated by Stanford Law Professor Hank Greely.