Gene Sequencing and the Future of Agriculture

On April 3 through 5 the National Academy of Sciences will hold a colloquium on the fundamental breakthroughs in the sequencing of certain plants that could affect the future of food and agriculture. They will also discuss the challenges involved in bringing these discoveries to the consumer. U.S. Senator Kit Bond, R-Mo., will open the colloquium by giving the 2006 Arthur M. Sackler Lecture at 7 p.m. on April 3.

The program, part of the Sackler Colloquium series, will be held in the auditorium of the National Academies building at 2100 C St., N.W., Washington, D.C,

A program, list of speakers, and registration information is available online at www.nasonline.org/sackler_crops. Reporters who wish to attend must register in advance.

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