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CONTACT: STEVE MARAVETZ
283 Medical Laboratories
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 335-8037; fax (319) 335-8034
e-mail: steve-maravetz@uiowa.edu

Release: Immediate

MEDIA ADVISORY

CONFERENCE ON THE FUTURE OF GENETICS AND THE PUBLIC'S HEALTH

EDITORS AND NEWS DIRECTORS -- The University of Iowa will help host the annual spring meeting of the Great Plains Genetics Society and the Great Plains Genetics Services Network April 2-4 at the Holiday Inn in Iowa City.

Much of the focus of genetics has been on childhood diseases. This meeting will pay particular attention to the genetic bases of adult conditions such as cancer, eye diseases and heart disease. Included in the program are numerous topics on the ethics of genetic testing and the public health implications of genetic discoveries.

There will be many opportunities to interview state and national experts on a variety of topics relating to genetics.

If you would like a copy of the schedule, or assistance in arranging interviews, please contact Steve Maravetz, UI Office of Health Science Relations, (319) 335-8033.

3/26/98