J. James Woods - Lectures in the Sciences & Mathematics

J. James Woods - Lectures in the Sciences & Mathematics

The "Woods" Series was established by a generous gift from the estate of J. James Woods. The goal of the Woods bequest is to bring prominent mathematicians and scientists to Butler University in order to speak on theories at the frontier of their disciplines, as well as on related technologies and other issues of public concern.  

The 2014-2015 Season is announced! See our entire 2014-2015 Woods Series Schedule.

John Dupre

From the Mendelian Gene to the Dynamic Genome

Monday, Nov. 10, 2014 - 7:30 p.m., Reilly Room

DupreDupré will briefly sketch the history of the gene concept from the heyday of Mendelian genetics in the early 20th century through the landmark discovery of the structure of DNA by Watson and Crick in 1953 and the Human Genome Project to the contemporary concept of the genome. He will explain how current understanding of genomes has displaced or marginalized traditional and still widely held interpretations of genes as the causes of particular features of organisms.  Dupré will also discuss how increasingly dynamic understandings of the genome are undermining and supplanting popular ideas of the genome as a blueprint or a program.

 

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