“Genomics no longer casts genes as the blueprint that determines traits of humans, animals or plants. Rather genes are seen as “contextual” or as part of an interactive network that encompasses the genome, the cell, the organism and the natural and social environment”

Conference: “Genomics in Context”, 28th-30th September, 2005, ESRC Centre for Genomics in Society, University of Exeter, U.K.

The programme for our forthcoming international conference ‘Genomics in Context’ is now available (subject to minor changes). The conference will be launched by an open access keynote address by bestselling author Matt Ridley and closes with keynote lectures by Prof Stephen Hilgartner and Prof Joan Fujimura. The full programme with details of further plenary lectures and of all abstracts submitted can be found at:
http://www.centres.ex.ac.uk/egenis/events/genomicsincontext/index.htm. Although the deadline for submission of abstracts has passed, spaces are still available for delegates to attend the conference. Special students rates are available, and online registration is possible on the website.

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