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Envisioning Better Health: How Genes and Environment Impact Vision
Tuesday, April 23 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm| Free
Join Dr. Eldon Geisert, PhD, a professor of ophthalmology at the Emory Eye Center, as he presents on the ways in which genes and environment impact our vision.
We will learn about the basics of DNA and how our genes contribute to normal development. We will also consider the role of genetic mutations in disease processes and we will examine how the entire genome can predispose people to disease. Our health to a large extent is determined by both a genes and environment. We will consider how these factors can affect the health of our eyes.
Emory University, in collaboration with the National Libraries of Medicine, a federal institution, is part of the All of Us Research Program’s SouthEast Enrollment Center (SEEC) network seeking volunteers to enroll in the Program.
The National Libraries of Medicine: “The National Libraries of Medicine (NLM) is honored to be selected as a community partner of the NIH All of Us Research Program. Through this collaboration, the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM) focuses on consumer access of high quality health information to Underrepresented in Biomedical Research communities throughout the United States while raising awareness of precision medicine and the importance of the NIH All of Us Research Program to enhance medical breakthroughs and advance individualized treatment, prevention, and care for all of us.” (https://nnlm.gov/all-of-us).