We live in the post-genomic era, when DNA sequence data is growing exponentially. Soon, having your entire genome sequenced will be an affordable and possibly routine biomedical diagnostic tool. However, says Iddo Friedberg, Miami University computational biologist, "for most of the genes that we identify, we have no idea of their biological functions. They are like words in a foreign language, waiting to be deciphered."
The African Children?s Choir will perform at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 7, in Hall Auditorium. The choir, which performed last year at Miami and is back by popular demand, is presented by the Performing Arts Series.
Five Miami University students have been considered as finalists for the 2013-2014 Fulbright Awards. All of them applied for the Fulbright English Teaching Assistantships.
A new Brown Bag Music Recital Series offered by the music department begins at noon, Tuesday, Feb. 5, in room 212 MacMillan Hall. The series will continue noon-12:45 p.m. on Tuesdays throughout the semester. Attendees are encouraged to bring their lunch and enjoy the performances by student and faculty musicians.
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Miami had a record-breaking number of applications for the fall 2013 semester.
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News brief mentions author and journalist Wil Haygood will be Miami's May commencement speaker.
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Penny Lecture Series
As a way of extending dialogues on issues related to Shade it Black, the 2012 summer reading, this year's Penny Lecture Series focuses on "War and Remembrance." These lectures are open to the public and occur 6-7:40 p.m. in 01 Upham. February lecture dates are Feb. 4, Feb. 11, Feb. 18 and Feb. 25. More information about the series is available online.
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