JGS NY Meeting Sunday, September 18 #general


Harriet Mayer
 

JGS NY Meeting Sunday, September 18 at 2 PM
at the Museum of Jewish Heritage, 36 Battery Place, NY

"DNA.Land and Genetic Genealogy: a Path for "Tikkun Olam" by Citizen Scientists"
Presented by Yaniv Erlich, PhD

DNA.Land is a not-for-profit online platform, developed by scientists at the New
York Genome Center and Columbia University, offering cutting-edge tools to
analyze genomic information. Anyone who has done autosomal DNA testing with the
three major companies 23andMe, Family Tree DNA or AncestryDNA, for example, can
upload their existing genomic data to learn about their ancestry and receive a
relative finder report. In addition, users can decide whether to contribute
their information for scientific research, while preserving their privacy
choices.

Dr. Yaniv Erlich will describe his studies with massive genetic genealogy
datasets and present the functionality of DNA.Land and its impact on users and
biomedical research.

Dr. Erlich is a Core Member at the New York Genome Center and Assistant
Professor of Computer Science and Computational Biology at Columbia University.
Previously he was a Principal Investigator at the Whitehead Institute at MIT.
The recipient of numerous awards, Dr. Erlich is a graduate of Tel-Aviv
University, and holds a PhD >from the Watson School of Biological Sciences at
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory.

This event is co-sponsored by JewishGen.org

For more information see our website - www.jgsny.org - or visit our Facebook page.

Submitted by
Harriet Mayer
JGS NY VP Communications
New York NY

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