1. Summer course on human genetics offered
at UC Berkeley
The Integrative Biology Department at the University of California
Berkeley offers a summer course that provides an excellent introduction
to and overview of the science and technology of human genetics.
class meets Mondays through Thursdays, 9:30-11 am, June 19 to
If you know of similar classes in your area, or can recommend
courses or other resources for learning about human genetic
send us the information and we'll publish it in upcoming issues
2. Correction to TEEL #5
TEEL #5 summarized an article by Ann Ashburner (COMTEX Newswire)
about a speech given to the Royal Society by fertility specialist
Lord Robert Winston. According to the COMTEX article, Winston
stated that "genetically modified babies are inevitable."
An attendee at that Royal Society lecture has informed us that
quote attributed to Winston is inaccurate. According to our
the misquote is a "prime example of how the media like
this story of
inevitability." In fact, Winston was "slippery, and
insisted that we
should keep the subject open, but he thinks that germline engineering
is probably a bad idea."
We regret the error.