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The public is invited to a genetics conference on Tuesday, Feb. 23, at Homewood-Flossmoor High School.

Genetics educator Sam Rhine will lead the 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. event designed for serious science students and community members who want to learn about the most recent advances in genetics, cancer research, bioengineering and regenerative medicine.

Topics this year will include: gene editing; the use of CRISPR technology; genetics of common disorders; and genome-wide association studies and preventative medicine.

The program will be in the Mall Auditorium of the high school . . .

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Summer events

Saturday, July 2

  • Roots + Fire Water grand opening, 11 a.m. at 1941 Ridge Road in Homewood.

Monday, July 4

  • Flossmoor Volunteer Fire Department kids parade, starting at 10 a.m. at Parker Junior High, ending in downtown Flossmoor.
  • Homewood 4th of July parade, staring at 10 a.m. at the St. Joseph Catholic Church parking lot, 17951 Dixie Highway, south to Ridge Road, then east to Izaak Walton Nature Preserve, where there will be a community picnic.

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