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DNA, breast cancer researcher to speak on human rights (Released: 3/11/96)

Advisory to journalists

by David Pesci, Office of University Communications.

STORRS, Conn. -- Renowned researcher Mary-Claire King will give a presentation on how research can aid human rights as part of the University of Connecticut's year-long commemoration, Fifty Years After Nuremberg: Human Rights and the Rule of Law.

In the 1980s, King pioneered using DNA to track down children who had been kidnapped in Argentina by government forces. More recently, she has been at the forefront of research aimed at finding genetic markers for breast cancer.

King will hold a news conference Monday, March 25, prior to a 4 p.m. public lecture in the Simon and Doris Konover Auditorium at the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center. The lecture will be titled "Science in the Service of Human Rights." It is free and open to the public.

For more information on attending the news conference and the lecture, call (860) 486-3530.

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