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Wednesday, October 15
The media is filled with the terminology of the new age of biotechnology: stem cells, cord blood, cloning, fat genes"mutant corn and tomatoes? Separate the science from the sci-fi at "The Living Genome: Reading the Book of Life," on display at the Houston Museum of Natural Science. If your understanding of DNA stops with the flip-chart lectures at the O.J. Simpson trial, or even before, check out the exhibit's extensive, plain-language explanations of the building blocks of life. You'll be way ahead the next time blood or semen is being analyzed on the six o'clock news. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays; 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sundays. One Hermann Circle Drive. For information, call 713-639-4629 or visit www.hmns.org. $6; $3.50 for kids.

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