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MEDIA ADVISORY: Science, Evolution, and Creationism Public Briefing on Jan. 4


The National Academy of Sciences and Institute of Medicine will release SCIENCE, EVOLUTION, AND CREATIONISM, a booklet designed to give the public a comprehensive and up-to-date picture of the current scientific understanding of evolution. It provides information about recent advances that have yielded important evidence for evolution, reinforcing its role as the central organizing principle of modern biology.

DETAILS: A public briefing to release the booklet will take place on Jan. 4 from 11 a.m. to noon in the Lecture Room of the National Academy of Sciences building, 2100 C St., N.W.

REPORTERS: Seating is limited; reporters who wish to attend should register in advance. Those who cannot attend may listen to a live audio webcast and submit questions using an e-mail form at


-- RALPH CICERONE, president, National Academy of Sciences

-- HARVEY FINEBERG president, Institute of Medicine

-- BRUCE ALBERTS, professor, department of biochemistry and biophysics, University of California, San Francisco

-- FRANCISCO AYALA, chair of the committee that wrote the booklet and Donald Bren Professor of Biological Sciences, department of ecology and evolutionary biology, University of California, Irvine

-- TOBY HORN, co-director, Carnegie Academy for Science Education, Carnegie Institution of Washington, Washington, D.C.

-- GILBERT OMENN, professor of medicine, genetics, and public health, Center for Computational Medicine and Biology, University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor

To attend, reporters should contact the Office of News and Public Information, tel. 202-334-2138 or e-mail


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