Advances in Genomics and Ethics Discussed for Sigma Xi National Lecture at HWS – Hobart and William Smith Colleges \
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Advances in Genomics and Ethics Discussed for Sigma Xi National Lecture at HWS

Geneva, N.Y.—Stephen Kresovich, director of the Institute for Biotechnology and Life Science Technologies at Cornell University, will discuss genomics and other advances in biotechnology at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, April 11, in the Geneva Room of the Warren Hunting Smith Library on the Hobart and William Smith Colleges campus on Pulteney St. Sponsored by the Geneva Chapter of Sigma Xi, Kresovich's lecture is titled “Advances in Genomics: Ethical, Social, and Legal Implications for Public Action.” The lecture is free and the public is invited.

Kresovich is a professor of plant breeding and also director of the Institute for Genomic Diversity at Cornell. He researches the interface of genomics and the conservation and use of agricultural resources, with the premise that improving conservation and utilization of biological resources requires dissecting and understanding genetic diversity. Kresovich has written numerous articles on topics as varied as molecular markers, genetic diversity, genomic typing, and disease reaction.

Sigma Xi, the Scientific Research Society, is dedicated to honoring scientific accomplishments, encouraging and enhancing appreciation and support of original investigation in science and technology, and fostering a creative and dynamic interaction among science, technology, and society. The Institute for Genomic Diversity works to apply genomics and bioinformatics (science and technology) to solve problems in agriculture, conservation, and evolution. The Institute for Biotechnology and Life Science Technologies involves education, training, and research in advanced technologies and their application to societal needs, using basic principles in physics, chemistry, and engineering.

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