<figcaption> Credit: Yeast: Francis Leroy, BioCosmos</figcaption>
Credit: Yeast: Francis Leroy, BioCosmos

ID IN THE SCHOOLS » On January 3, the new Dover, Pennsylvania school board ? sans intelligent design advocates who waged a court battle over whether the school district curriculum should include the teaching of ID in science ? is set to meet to discuss the issue. Board members expect to have the decision of the judge who presided over the case by then.

MODEL ORGANISM GENETICS » Starting January 5, the Genetics Society of America will hold their first meeting focusing on model organisms in San Diego. Keynotes will include Paul Nurse, Mary-Claire King, and Sydney Brenner. "This topic seemed especially important in the post-genomic era when DNA sequence information has revealed the remarkable extent to which basic gene sequences and functions have been conserved from yeast to humans," says organizer Barry Ganetzky of the University of Wisconsin.


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