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Sunday, April 28 • 12:30pm - 1:45pm
Legacy: A Genetic History of the Jewish People

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Who are the Jews? In his book, Harry Ostrer, an internationally renowned medical geneticist, joins this century-old debate by exploring previous efforts to define a biological basis for Jewishness and the recent discoveries of his own Jewish HapMap Project team of investigators.  Recognizing the rising popularity of genetic genealogy, he discusses whether knowledge of the genetic legacy is providing a new basis for shared Jewish identity.

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Harry Ostrer

Harry Ostrer, M.D. is a long-time investigator of the genetics of the Jewish people. He is Professor of Pathology, Genetics and Pediatrics at Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Director of Genetic and Genomic Testing at Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, New York.

Sunday April 28, 2013 12:30pm - 1:45pm
Room 203