Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Cal State Long Beach Hosting Free 2-Day Class on DNA, Genetics on Oct. 14-15

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dna and geneticsThe Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) is hosting a free, two-day class titled “In the Beginning: DNA and Genetics” on Friday, Oct. 14, and Saturday, Oct. 15, in Room 101 of the campus’ Human Services and Design Building.

Led by Garland Holt, mature learning instructor at Clark College in Vancouver, Wash., the class will cover recent findings in genetics and answer the question, “Should you have your DNA tested?” The course includes four sessions over the two-day event 

The class begins on Friday, Oct. 14, at 3 p.m. with the first session, “Introduction to the Cell and DNA.”  The three remaining sessions take place on Saturday, Oct. 15, starting with “Genetics” from 9-10:20 a.m., followed by “DNA Testing” from 10:35 a.m. to noon, and concluding with “Discussion of Ethical Issues” from 1:15 to 2:35 p.m.

The class is free and open to the public.  For more information, call OLLI at 562/985-8237, e-mail olli@csulb.edu or visit the website at www.csulb.edu/centers/olli.

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