Collins to speak on Human Genome Project

Francis Collins, the leader of the Human Genome Project in the United States, is coming to St. Louis to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the discovery of the DNA double helix and the role the University has played in the successful sequencing of the human genome — what many consider the most significant accomplishment ever in the biological sciences.

Collins, M.D., Ph.D., the director of the National Institute of Health National Human Genome Research Institute, will talk on “Genomics, Medicine and Society” at 2 p.m. Sept. 28 at the St. Louis Science Center.

The free event, which also celebrates the University’s 150th anniversary, offers genetics and biotechnology activities for the whole family.

To reserve a seat for the lecture, call 289-4424.