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Speakers to address "The Promise of Genomics for New Medicine," Nov. 1

Tilghman, Princeton's Howard A. Prior Professor of Life Sciences, will be among three speakers addressing "The Promise of Genetics for New Medicine" at a public seminar Nov. 1 at 7:30 p.m. in Richardson Auditorium.

Tilghman is founding director of the Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics, Princeton's new multi-disciplinary institute for studying integration and complexity in biological systems.

Elliott Sigal, senior vice president for early discovery and applied technology at Bristol-Myers Squibb Pharmaceutical Research Institute, will speak about corporate drug development. Sigal also is a visiting research scientist in the University's department of molecular biology.

John Baumann, president of the medical and dental staff at the Medical Center at Princeton, will offer the perspective of the practicing physician. Author Richard Preston, whose articles about science and technology have appeared in The New Yorker and many other publications, will moderate the seminar.

The seminar is free and is sponsored by the Medical Center at Princeton Foundation.

Contact: Justin Harmon (609) 258-3601

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