Williston will host a Genetics Update Conference on October 17. During the half-day conference, biology students learn the latest in genetic advances, promising research areas, and where to look for career opportunities in the burgeoning field. Williston students have attended the conference for the past 18 years, and we have been hosting it since 2013, according to science teacher Jeff Ketcham.
The presenter, Sam Rhine, presents the latest in genetics research and poses ethical dilemmas scientists will face as technological advances continue. Williston students from AP Biology and Genetics classes will attend, as will 50 to 100 students from area schools.
“This conference is always well received and we are fortunate to get Sam as he makes his East Coast swing each fall,” said Ketcham.