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Lecture Series on Human Genome

The National Human Genome Research Institute is sponsoring a look into the human genome sequence with a five-part lecture series, "Insights from the DNA Sequence of the Human Genome." The series starts on Monday, Feb. 12 with a 3-hour kick-off symposium in Masur Auditorium, Bldg. 10 from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. The preliminary schedule includes presentations from Dr. Robert Waterston of Washington University, Dr. Eric Lander of the Whitehead Institute, Dr. David Altshuler of Whitehead Institute/Massachusetts General Hospital, Dr. Barbara Trask of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Jim Kent of the University of California at Santa Cruz, a representative of Celera Genomics and other special guests.

The series continues in Lipsett Amphitheater in Bldg. 10 with the following lectures, all of which are from 10 a.m. until noon:

Mar. 13, Dr. Evan Eichler, Case Western University, "Recent duplication and dynamic mutation of the human genome" and Dr. Arian Smit, University of Washington, "Interspersed repeats and other keepsakes of selfish DNA in our genome."

Apr. 10, Dr. Alex Bateman, Sanger Centre, "What's in the human genome? Are we different from flies and worms?" and Dr. David Kulp, Affymetrix, Inc., "Gene hunting in the human genome: methods, results, and resources."

May 7, Dr. Deanna Church, National Center for Biotechnology Information, "Comparative genomics: using mice to understand ourselves" and Dr. Jean Weissenbach, Genoscope, "Gene finding in mammals using the pufferfish genome sequence."

June 5, Dr. Gene Myers, Celera Genomics, "Assembling and comparing whole genomes" and Dr. Mark Adams, Celera Genomics, "Interpreting the code, stories from the genome."

If you require special aids or services, or for more information, contact Jane Peterson or Kris Wetter-strand at 496-7531 or visit

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