Autumn Health Picks to present 'Understanding Genetic Screens' Nov. 10

Posted11/4/2021 3:30 PM

At noon Wednesday, Nov. 10, the University of Illinois Extension's webinar series "Autumn Health Picks" will focus on "Understanding Genetic Screens."

Genetic screening is one of the most powerful tools used in biological sciences, allowing researchers to learn more about genetic interactions and risk factors.


Outside of the lab, genetic screening has transformed the way some diseases, including certain cancers, are treated.

Join presenter Sneha Das as she discusses how genetic screening works, unpacks some of the latest research, and highlights how this tool is helping researchers and clinicians better understand and treat diseases.

To sign up for the Zoom program, go to

If an accommodation is needed to participate in the program, please email Chelsey Byers at Early requests are strongly encouraged to allow sufficient time to meet access needs.

In University of Illinois Extension's autumn webinar series, dive deeper into specific health conditions such as tinnitus and traumatic brain injuries. Learn how brain waves function, what genetic screening is, how to protect your health data, and more. This series is free and offered online.

The next program at noon Nov. 17 will be "Health Data: What Does HIPAA Protect?" Lately, the acronym HIPAA is showing up everywhere! Are you familiar with the term? Do you know what it truly means to have protected health data, and have you taken measures to ensure that yours is safe? Join Erica Noel as she talks about the history of HIPAA and keeping your health information from falling into the wrong hands in a post-COVID world.

Other webinars in the series were: "Tinnitus and the Brain" on Oct. 6; "Sugar and Fat: Friend or Foe?" on Oct. 13; "TBI Prevention and Recovery: What Everyone Should Know" on Oct. 20; "Domestic and Intimate Partner Violence in Research and the Law" on Oct. 27; and "Brain Waves: What Can They Tell Us?" on Nov. 3.

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