Dr. Scott Hebbring will discuss the impact of genetics in medicine at 6:30 p.m. Monday, April 14, at the Waupaca Area Public Library.
An associate research scientist at the Center for Human Genetics in Marshfield, Hebbring’s research includes understanding how genetics contributes to human health.
Genetic testing can reveal changes or alterations that may cause illness or disease. Doctors use the testing to find out if people carry a gene for a particular disease or to make a diagnosis in a person who already has disease symptoms.
Hebbring will discuss new methods that he is developing to identify genes that are linked to diseases and how genetics may impact the future of medicine.
Dr. Hebbring completed his bachelor’s degree at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and his doctoral degree in biochemistry and molecular biology at the Mayo Clinic Graduate School.
Hosted by Winchester Academy and sponsored by Karen and John Hebbring, the program is free and open to the public.
Program expenses are funded through sponsors and tax-deductible donations.
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