2020 TWITTER CONFERENCE
This Event Occurred on Friday, April 24, 2020
Starting at 9 AM Eastern Time (EDT)
DECOLONIZE DNA DAY TOPICS
A key theme of the morning’s schedule is how biology cannot dictate identity. Presenters will discuss the implications of conflating DNA with socially- and intrinsically-defined identities for their representative communities. Presenters will also discuss what it means to racialize biology, particularly for Indigenous, African-descended, Latinx, LGBT+, and other people.
In the afternoon, presenters will discuss methods to decolonize the study of DNA. For instance, we can use STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) education to train and empower the next generation of students from diverse communities. This will lead to our final tweet-talk on how we can use technologies to make precision health and genomics medicine more equitable and inclusive.
A potential definition for what it means to “decolonize DNA”
All times started at Eastern (EDT).