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Learn about biology of color blindness at Science Friday forum March 25 in Pelton

March 17, 2005

What causes color blindness? How can the world be made more accessible for those with the condition? These are among the questions that will be answered by Joe Ross, a graduate student in Dr. Katie Peichel's lab, at the next Science Friday forum on Friday, March 25, from noon to 1 p.m. in Pelton Auditorium. Ross' presentation is entitled, "Embrace diversity by aiding discrimination: color-blindness, science and society," and will include ample time for audience discussion.

Subsequent programs will feature films, videos and presentations from center scientists on topics such as the use of model organisms in biomedical research, clinical and research pathology and bone-marrow transplantation. Future Science Fridays will be held on April 15, May 13, June 24 and Nov. 18.

For more information, contact Dr. Karen Peterson, interdisciplinary liaison, at kpeterso@fhcrc.org.

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