Too much of a good thing? (Friday Evening Discourse)

8.00pm to 9.15pm, Friday 28 March

Faraday Theatre

The Royal Institution of Great Britain GB United Kingdom W1S 4BS 21 Albemarle Street London

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  • Aoife McLysaght

    Aoife McLysaght

    Credit: Martin McKenna


Guest £17


Associates £11


Free to Members, Faraday Members and Fellows

Event description

Evolution is powered by variation; the differences in DNA sequences. One hugely important form is copy number variation, where genes are duplicated or deleted from one generation to the next. Aoife McLysaght will explore how copy number variations gave us colour vision, a sense of smell and haemoglobin in our blood, but also the role they play in diseases such as cancer, autism and schizophrenia.

Please note

If you haven't been before, please note that Friday Evening Discourses are traditional events that date back to 1825. With that in mind, many attendees like to wear smart evening dress, though this is not a requirement.

Find out more about the history of the Friday Evening Discourses on our blog.

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