* A new resource for geneticists may soon be the pedigrees of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR). The national society has announced a "DAR Family Tree Genetics Project" in conjunction with the Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tenn. The group's 210,000 members have been asked to response to a confidential survey about their ancestors' deaths and about health problems of recent generations. These families have unusually extensive historical records -- to be a DAR member, a woman must be able to prove that she is a descendant of a Revolutionary War soldier.
* An expanded version of the "Exploring Microscope" exhibit (SN: 3/31/84, p. 204) has opened in New York City at the IBM Galaery of Science and Art. The show now includes a more extensive history of microscopy, more exhibits of modern, specialized instruments, including an X-ray microscope, and six microscopes for visitors to try out for themselves.
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|Date:||Jan 19, 1985|
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