The University of Kentucky’s Department of Biology and the Friends of the Lexington Public Library will present a panel discussion on genetics and genomics Oct. 19 at the Lexington Public Library Central Library.

The discussion is designed to engage the general public in current topics in genetics and genomics, such as genome editing and manipulation, agricultural genetics, genetically modified organism technology and bioethics. The panel will be made up of a diverse group of UK faculty members.

The discussion is part of a series of events commemorating the 150th anniversary of the birth of Thomas Hunt Morgan, the most famous graduate of UK’s Department of Biology and Lexington’s Nobel Laureate.

One hour of professional learning credit is available. Email Megan Seifert for more information, and follow the discussion on Twitter @THMorgan1886.