Insane Asylums and Genetics: How Human Heredity Became A Data Science

Friday, February 17, 2017 11 am - 12:30 pm

Ethics in Science Lecture Series

Featured Speaker: Theodore M. Porter

When did the data of human heredity become an obsession? The history of this trend requires us to think of human genetics differently, not as a basic science that could be applied to medical and psychiatric issues, but as a response to pressing worries that succeeded over time in generalizing its methods and understandings.

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Philip Guthrie Hoffman Hall - Room 232
Texas Institute for Measurement, Evaluation, and Statistics and the National Science Foundation

Ioannis Pavlidis, 713-743-0101