Learn about genetics research at Sam Rhine conference

February 15, 2019

Students and community members are invited to learn the latest advances in genetics research when the noted speaker and educator Sam Rhine presents a Genetics Update Conference Friday, March 1 from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Harold Sheffer Music Hall, Potter Center.

Over the years, Rhine has spoken to tens of thousands of students and teachers about genetics research. High school and college students who attend Rhine’s conference are often enrolled in biology or Advanced Placement biology classes, are college bound, in college or in pre-professional tracks like medicine, life sciences or social studies. Every presentation begins with a review of the basics, so less experienced students need not worry about being lost. This year’s conference will cover the genetics of common conditions, human stem cells and making human organs in a laboratory, and human gene editing.

Sam Rhine has crossed the country for 30-plus years presenting the latest genetic information to students and teachers. He is a gifted speaker with the desire to take biology out of the textbook and see how it works in the real world.

Admission to the Sam Rhine Genetic Update Conference is $20 per person for students, teachers and community guests. Jackson College faculty, students and emeriti, including dual-enrolled high school students, are free with student ID or class schedule. Please pre-register online at https://www.samrhine.com/events/.