Genomics and your favorite ice cream sundae: What could be better?
The UW Department of Genome Sciences is hosting its annual summer series “Evenings at the Genome” beginning July 13 with a “DNA Café” ice cream social starting at 7 pm in the South Foege Building Vista Café. Admission is free, but [participants need to RSVP.]
The events, July 13, August 10, and August 17 represent an "Experimental Science Experience." Learn about genetics by dining at a metaphorical cellular restaurant, using genetic codes to create your own ice cream sundae. “If you can understand how a restaurant works, you can learn about genetics research,” say the organizers.
Each of the three events has its own theme:
• July 13 - The DNA Menu
• Aug. 10 - Can I Take Your RNA Order?
• Aug. 17 - Building a Better Sundae
This immersive experience is geared toward a general audience with no genetics background needed. This event is best for ages 8 and up, and great for adults interested in genetics – and ice cream.