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IMAX Theater Hosts Human Genome Conference

SPECIAL EVENT: Webcast on Genomics
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Tickets for the American Museum of Natural History's weekend conference, Sequencing the Human Genome, are sold out. But you can watch the whole thing live if you tune in today and tomorrow at 1 p.m. to their webcast of the event. You won't be disappointed. The conference--the first such public forum since scientists drafted the human genome two and a half months ago--promises lectures from two Nobel Prize winners, bioethicists, biotechnology entrepreneurs and others ideally positioned to explore the social, ethical and economic ramifications of the Human Genome Project. Some highlights are listed below; all times are EST and may vary slightly. --Kristin Leutwyler


FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 22
2:15 p.m.:
Arnold Levine, The Origins of Cancer and the Human Genome
President
The Rockefeller University

2:45 p.m.:
Mary-Claire King, Genetic Analysis of Breast and Ovarian Cancer
American Cancer Society Professor
University of Washington

4:45 p.m.:
Stephen Jay Gould, The Essential and Non-Essential Nature of the Human Genome
Agassiz Professor of Zoology
Harvard University

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 23
2:10 p.m.:
William Haseltine, Genomics: A Rapid Road from Gene to Patient
Chairman and CEO
Human Genome Sciences

3:50 p.m.:
Arthur Caplan, Mapping Morality: The Rights and Wrongs of Genomics
Director, Center for Bioethics and Trustee Professor
University of Pennsylvania

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