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2016 Sex Symposium

Posted September 26, 2016

The Texas A&M Institute for Genome Sciences and Society will hold its second annual symposium, “Sex in the Post-Genome Era,” Oct. 20-21, 2016.

A keynote address by Dr. Sarah Richardson, associate professor at Harvard University, will be held on Thursday, Oct. 20, at 6:30 pm at Rudder Theater. The event is free and open to the general public. A reception and book signing will follow the lecture. Richardson is the author of “Sex Itself: The Search for Male and Female in the Human Genome.”

On Fri., Oct. 21, researchers from Texas A&M and around the world will give presentations about the evolution of sex and the genome. A trainee poster session will also be held in conjunction with the symposium. Several travel awards ($1,000) will be given to the top poster presenters. All interested faculty, staff, and students are encouraged to attend.

The symposium is co-sponsored by the Texas A&M One Health Initiative, the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, the Texas A&M College of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, the Texas A&M College of Women’s and Gender Studies, and Texas A&M Graduate and Professional Studies. For more information and to register, please visit or call 979.458.5666.

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