Periodic Tables

Periodic Tables

Genetic Ancestry Testing: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Tue May 7

Doors: 6:30 pm / Show: 7:00 pm

$5

This event is all ages

Periodic Tables
Periodic Tables
Periodic Tables is an informal science gathering during which invited speakers share interesting, relevant science to the general public in an engaging and interactive way. See this page for information about the program.
Genetic Ancestry Testing: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
Genetic Ancestry Testing: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
We’ve all seen the ads and millions of us have spit in a tube in order to uncover our pasts. Genetic ancestry testing has become a popular – and sometimes controversial – tool for individuals to learn more about their genealogical history, geographic origins, and population affiliations. What exactly have we gotten for our saliva and our money? This conversation will explore some of the scientific, ethical, and social implications of genetic ancestry testing.

Charmaine Royal is Associate Professor of African & African American Studies, Biology, and Family Medicine & Community Health at Duke University.