Tacoma Science Café: What Can Fruit Flies Teach Us About Cancer?

Thursday, 7 July 2011 - 7:00pm
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Because we share about two-thirds of our genes with the humble fruit fly, scientists can pinpoint genes that contribute to human cancer by studying genes in these tiny insects. Join the University of Puget Sound’s Leslie Saucedo, PhD, to explore how she uses fruit flies to help decode the genetics of rampant cell growth, a defining feature of cancer.

Tacoma Science Café is held on the first Thursday of each month. Did you miss a café and want to hear the discussion? Most Science Cafés are recorded by KCTS 9 and are available for online viewing. Tacoma Science Cafes take place at The Harmon Brewery & Eatery and are presented in partnership with Pacific Science Center, Science on Tap and KCTS 9.