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The fabulous science of using DNA

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Jennifer Gardy(Courtesy CBC)
Studying DNA is one of the major tools being used these days to solve mysteries around disease and a host of other medical issues.

One of the people who does this work and leads some of the research is Jennifer Gardy, who leads the Genome Research Lab at the BC Centre for Disease Control in Vancouver.     

She's like a CSI agent when it comes to viral or bacterial disease outbreaks.

She has hosted CBC's The Nature Of Things and given Ted Talks and next week she giving two talks, one in Cranbrook, another in Vernon -- all about how to solve mysteries using DNA sequencing.

She will be speaking in Cranbrook, Monday March 4th and in Vernon Tuesday March 5th for the Science in Society Series.

This free event is being sponsored by Genome B.C. If you want to register, you can do so online at www.genomebc.ca/okanagan. Registration at the door will be available on a first come, first serve basis.

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