The University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix proudly organizes Mini-Medical School, a fascinating community lecture series open to the public.
Linda Restifo, MD, PhD, professor of Neurology, Neuroscience and Cellular and Molecular Medicine at the University of Arizona Health Sciences, will present the Nova documentary “Cracking Your Genetic Code,” then will moderate a panel of experts who will answer questions and discuss the benefits and risks of personalized medicine in diagnosing and treating diseases like Huntington’s disease, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, cancer, cystic fibrosis and other rare diseases.
What are the ramifications for consumers to know what diseases they have inherited? Are you ready for the sometimes difficult knowledge that comes with cracking your own genetic code? Prepare for a robust conversation about the effects of sequencing individuals’ genomes.
Dr. Restifo’s research interests include understanding the genetic control of brain development; drug discovery to make intellectual disabilities and autism treatable with safe and effective medications; molecular diagnosis of neurogenetic disorders, and technology development to enhance neuroscience.
Please join us for what is sure to be a fascinating evening.
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For questions, please contact Ryan Loebe, 602-827-2234.