09 January 2011

Boston: DNA of the Jewish People, January 16

Professor Robert Weinberg will present "The DNA of the Jewish People: Similarities and Differences," at the next meeting of the Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Boston on Sunday, January 16.

The program begins at 1.30pm at Temple Emanuel, 385 Ward Street, Newton Centre. Admission: JGSGB members, free; others, $5.

Pioneer cancer researcher Professor Weinberg has held research positions at the Weizman Institute and the Salk Institute. He has received the National Medal of Science, Wolf Prize of Medicine and was named 1982's Scientist of the Year by Discover magazine.

JGSGB board member Jay Sage will also describe the FamilyTreeDNA.com Family Finder test. Weinberg and Sage wil discuss the Family Finder tests as to its value in helping researchers find cousins and determining how closely they are related. 

For directions, click here.

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