Dr. Hamer Concludes 2006
Sánchez Lecture Series Tuesday
The 2006 A.R. Sánchez Sr. Distinguished Lecture Series presented by
Texas A&M International University's College of Arts and Sciences concludes
Tuesday, April 18 at 7 p.m. at the Center for the Fine and Performing Arts'
Dr. Dean Hamer will lecture about "The Gay and the God Gene."
event is open to the public and free of charge.
Hamer is one of America's
leading geneticists, and became widely known after he discovered the so-called "gay
gene." His latest book, The God
Gene, reveals astounding new scientific evidence that our inclination
toward religious faith is no accident. The God Gene sparked a flurry of public
debate among the public and was featured in a Time Magazine cover story.
best-known work, Science of Desire: The Gay Gene and Biology of Behavior,
written with Peter Copeland, revolutionized the understanding of human
sexuality and ignited a fierce controversy over gay rights.
He is currently
the chief of the Gene Structure and Regulation Section in the Laboratory
of Biochemistry of the National Center Institute, where he has worked for the
past 24 years.
For additional information on the A.R. Sánchez, Sr.
Distinguished Lecture Series, please contact the Office of the Dean of
the College of Arts and Sciences at 956.326.2460.
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