HudsonAlpha Wiregrass’ public education series returning to Dothan Feb. 20th

HudsonAlpha Wiregrass’ public education series returning to Dothan Feb. 20th

Registration open for “Understanding the Genetics of Ancestry” event at Dothan Houston County Library

DOTHAN (January 18, 2024) – HudsonAlpha Wiregrass invites the public to learn more about the power of genomics on Tuesday, Feb. 20, as Kelly East, HudsonAlpha’s Vice President of HudsonAlpha Educational Outreach, hosts the next “HudsonAlpha U” event at the main branch of the Dothan Houston County Library (445 North Oates Street, Dothan, AL 36303) at 10:30 a.m.

The Feb. 20 event is called “Understanding the Genetics of Ancestry.” Participants will explore the field of ancestry genetics and learn how genetic testing can help unlock details about the past. East will also highlight recent research and news stories highlighting ethical and social considerations involved in ancestry genetics.

HudsonAlpha U is free and open to the public. Pre-registration is required, as space is limited. To register, visit

Additional “HudsonAlpha U” events will be scheduled for later this year. The discussion topic changes at each event.

The HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology is a non-profit organization with the mission to use biotechnology and basic biological research to make important discoveries, improve human health, stimulate economic development, inspire young people to seek careers in science and teach members of the public the importance of science in their everyday lives. The Institute launched the HudsonAlpha Wiregrass initiative in conjunction with the city of Dothan in 2022.