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Science Writers Workshop

American Society of Human Genetics

American Society Of Human Genetics
Science Writers Workshop
Colorado Convention Center, Room A106
October 28, 1998, 10:00 Am

Cardiovascular Genetics

Cardiovascular genetics has been discussed in the lay press recently, particularly in light of the deaths of athletes like Florence Joyner and Reggie Lewis. Genes predisposing us to diseases are being discovered almost daily and heart disease is no exception. The panelists in this workshop will present an overview from early childhood cardiac disorders and how they can affect the quality of life in adulthood, to the importance recognizing asymptomatic cardiac conditions and understanding the role environmental factors play in cardiovascular disease.

John Belmont, MD, PhD
Associate Professor
Dept Molecular and Human
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, TX
Pediatric and Early Adult
Eric Boerwinkle, PhD
Professor & Center Director
Human Genetics Center
Univ. TX Health Sci. Center
Houston, TX
Adult Onset Disorders/Genetic Risk Factors10:30 AM
Aravinda Chakravarti, PhD
Professor of Genetics and
Dept. Genetics
Case Western Reserve Univ.
Cleveland, OH
Population Studies and Model Systems


11:00 AM

11:30 AM


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