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Symposium for teachers explores genomics and medicine, July 24

Leading U.S. scientists will discuss the future of teaching in the life sciences during a symposium Thursday, July 24, at Princeton's Lewis Thomas Laboratory.

The symposium, called "Exploring the Tree of Life: Teaching Genomics, Medicine and Evolution," is co-sponsored by the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation , a non-profit organization based in Princeton, and Princeton University's Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics . It is geared toward middle and high school teachers and is free and open to the public.

The symposium begins at 1:30 p.m. and will feature talks by: David Botstein, director of the Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics; Bruce Alberts, president of the National Academy of Sciences; Michael Yudell, research fellow at the American Museum of Natural History; and Mary Jeanne Kreek, director of Kreek Laboratories at Rockefeller University.

The symposium is part of the Woodrow Wilson Foundation's annual CORE (Content-Driven Reform in Education) Institute, which brings together teachers from across the country to learn about emerging areas of science.

For registration or questions, call the Woodrow Wilson Foundation at 609-452-7007, ext. 121.

Contact: Lauren Robinson-Brown (609) 258-3601

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