In.D.N.A Jones and the big genetic data hunt

Join our scientists at the Cambridge Science Festival 2016 to explore how DNA analysis sheds light on our past, present and future through a range of hands-on activities.

Cambridge Science Festival 2016
Sat 12 Mar 16,
10:00 to 16:00
Sat 12 Mar 16,
18:00 to 20:00
Sun 13 Mar 16,
12:00 to 16:00
The Guildhall, Market Square, Cambridge CB2 3QJ

What can genetic data tell us about a person? You can unravel the structure of DNA with our sequence bracelets and match up DNA profiles to see who’s related to whom. We’ll be comparing some genetic characteristics of festival visitors by seeing which smells and tastes your genes enable you to detect. You can also look at how today’s technologies are enabling us to peer deeper into our pasts and help us understand how we are all related and where we’ve come from. Discover what we are learning about diseases of the past and the present, and how we are using genomics to improve people’s health and tackle disease.