The March 12 National Public Radio program "Talk of the Nation: Science
Friday" will feature three Berkeley professors: Daniel Koshland, professor
of molecular and cell biology; Edward Penhoet, dean of the School of Public
Health; and Paul Rabinow, professor of anthropology. They will discuss the
history and future of biotechnology from 12 noon to 1 p.m. [EST? PST?] with
guest host Richard Harris.
The NPR interview marks UC Berkeley's March 12-13 symposium "25 Years of
Biotechnology," organized by The Bancroft Library to inaugurate its Program
in the History of the Biological Sciences and Biotechnology.
This event will bring to campus key players in the development of
biotechnology, including James Watson, co- discoverer of the structure of
DNA, Nobel laureates Paul Berg and J. Michael Bishop, and other
distinguished scientists and corporate leaders.
The symposium will be held from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, March 13 in
Wheeler Auditorium. For further information, contact David Farrell of The
Bancroft Library at (510) 643-9498.
The NPR listener call-in number, active only on Fridays, is 1-800-989-8255.
Next week, the March 12 program will also be posted and archived on the
Science Friday web site at http://www.sciencefriday.com/.
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