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April 18, 2018
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Tallgrass Tap House
320 Poyntz Ave
Manhattan, KS 66502
Event is free. Any food or drinks are attendees responsibility.
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Science on Tap

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

A monthly gathering at Manhattan's Tallgrass Tap House, featuring public discussion on engaging science topics.

AncestryDNA, 23andMe, MyHeritage, and FamilyTree DNA are all services that people can use to trace their genetic heritage and also shine light on genetic health risks and traits. Some form of DNA is put in a tube, sent to a lab, and a few weeks later results show up in the mail, showing someone where they come from to health risks they may be vulnerable too. Tools very similar to what these services use for humans have also been developed for cattle and are used every day to help cattle producers select better animals. At this month’s Science on Tap Dr. Megan Rolf, Assistant Professor in the Animal Sciences and Industry Department, will cover how genomics are used for genetic improvement in livestock. So instead of 23andMe, think 23andMoo.