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Feb. 6, 2006

UI's Murray To Give Free Talk On Genetics Feb. 9

Jeffrey Murray, professor of pediatrics in the Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine, will deliver a free, public talk on genetics from 5-6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 9 at the Cottage Bakery and Café, 14 S. Linn St. His talk is titled, "Genes For Everyone: How they help and how they hurt."

Murray, whose clinical interests include the complications of high-risk newborns, particularly as they relate to birth defects, also holds appointments in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (biological sciences), the College of Dentistry (pediatric dentistry and Dows Institute for Dental Research), and the College of Public Health.

The talk is presented by Café Scientifique of Iowa City, a new forum for  debating and discussing science issues that meets outside of the traditional academic setting. The group is an international public outreach effort by scientists who are committed to promoting public engagement with science and making science accountable. The Web site for Café Scientifique is located at: http://www.physics.uiowa.edu/cafe/.

STORY SOURCE: University of Iowa News Services, 300 Plaza Centre One, Suite 371, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-2500.

MEDIA CONTACT: Gary Galluzzo, 319-384-0009, gary-galluzzo@uiowa.edu