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.
From the Mendelian Gene to the Dynamic Genome
Monday, Nov. 10, 2014 - 7:30 p.m., Reilly
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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