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Mendel's legacy

A public history of science event exploring the legacy of Mendel's Laws in genetics and education

Celebrate 150 years since Mendel's lectures

You may remember learning about Mendel’s pea experiments in science classes growing up, using smooth and wrinkly peas to explain dominant and recessive traits.

We now know that it’s not quite so simple. Our knowledge and understanding of inheritance patterns has deepened extensively since Mendel’s time, but the models in schools rarely reflect this.

In this dynamic panel discussion, we explore the Mendelian picture of genetics that is taught to students and debate if it should be jettisoned for a more up-to-date picture of gene-environment interactions.

Free to attend, no registration required
Seats allocated on a first-come-first-served basis
Doors open at 6pm


Professor Gregory Radick | talks | www
Dr Jenny Lewis | talks
Professor Steve Jones FRS | talks | www
Chair: Professor Jonathan Ashmore FRS | talks | www


Date and Time:

2 June 2015 at 6:30 pm


1 hour 30 minutes



The Royal Society
6-9 Carlton House Terrace
+44 20 74 51 2500

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- Doors open at 6pm
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