Meet the Nowgen team at the Manchester Science Festival - 2012-10-18
DNA: Can it predict your future health?
Saturday 3 November 2012, 2pm – 3:30pm at Manchester Museum on Oxford Road, Manchester.
Free – places going fast, so advance booking recommended:
It is almost 10 years since scientists around the world managed to sequence the DNA from a human. The technology has moved on at astounding pace and it is now possible to sequence DNA relatively easily. This has the potential to impact on us all and many people expect DNA testing to soon be routine. But what can your DNA reveal?
Nowgen is running this event to explore what DNA testing can tell you about your future health and ask people how much they would want to know. Dr Bill Newman will share his expertise as an experienced consultant and researcher in genetic medicine. He will describe how DNA testing is currently used and how valuable it can be. Following this event, some musicians will perform a fascinating and unique musical and visual representation of DNA. This exciting performance has been developed by CellSonics, which is a collaboration between Manchester-based musicians Rob Turner and Chris Illingworth, working alongside experimental electronic musician Paul Jones and visual artist Blain Norvun.
Saturday 27 October 2012, 11am – 3pm, at Manchester Museum and Whitworth Hall on Oxford Road, Manchester.
Free, drop in event.
Manchester Science Festival is coming and The University of Manchester is playing host to a Science Spectacular!
Find out why lotus leave don't get wet, take a journey through the heart, wrestle with plants that bite back, and get curious with some creepy crawlies. Over 40 interactive, hands on science activities – fun for all the family. Meet the scientists and engineers behind the amazing research at Manchester. There will be lots of activities suitable for children of all ages, including face painting and lucky science dips, and there's plenty to keep adults entertained too. So bring your family and friends to this free event. Take part in our fun science challenges and become a Manchester Science Star! We hope to see you there!
On your way…see if you can spot our secret scientists on the streets along Oxford Road!
There are many exciting events happening as part of Manchester Science Festival: http://www.manchestersciencefestival.com/