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who would be interested in attending.</span></font></u><font size=2 color=blue
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<p class=MsoNormal><font size=2 face=Arial><span style='font-size:10.0pt;
font-family:Arial'>For more information or to register for the colloquium,
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href="http://www.nas.edu/sackler/tapestry"
title="http://www.nas.edu/sackler/tapestry">www.nas.edu/sackler/tapestry</a></span></b>
or email us at <b><span style='font-weight:bold'><a
href="mailto:sackler@nas.edu" title="mailto:sackler@nas.edu">sackler@nas.edu</a></span></b>.<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

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<p><font size=2 color=purple face=Arial><span style='font-size:10.0pt;
font-family:Arial;color:purple'>*****************************************</span></font><font
color=purple><span style='color:purple'> <br>
</span></font><font size=2 color=purple face=Arial><span style='font-size:10.0pt;
font-family:Arial;color:purple'>Alyssa Cruz</span></font><font color=purple><span
style='color:purple'> <br>
</span></font><font size=2 color=purple face=Arial><span style='font-size:10.0pt;
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</span></font><font size=2 color=purple face=Arial><span style='font-size:10.0pt;
font-family:Arial;color:purple'>Arthur M. Sackler Colloquia</span></font><font
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</span></font><font size=2 color=purple face=Arial><span style='font-size:10.0pt;
font-family:Arial;color:purple'>National Academy of Sciences</span></font><font
color=purple><span style='color:purple'> <br>
</span></font><font size=2 color=purple face=Arial><span style='font-size:10.0pt;
font-family:Arial;color:purple'>5251 California Avenue, Suite 230</span></font><font
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</span></font><font size=2 color=purple face=Arial><span style='font-size:10.0pt;
font-family:Arial;color:purple'>Irvine, CA&nbsp; 92617</span></font><font
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font-family:Arial;color:purple'>Phone: 949-387-2923</span></font><font
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<p><font size=2 color=purple face=Arial><span style='font-size:10.0pt;
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<p class=MsoNormal><b><font size=2 face=Tahoma><span style='font-size:10.0pt;
font-family:Tahoma;font-weight:bold'>From:</span></font></b><font size=2
face=Tahoma><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Tahoma'> Cruz, Alyssa <br>
<b><span style='font-weight:bold'>Sent:</span></b> Wednesday, August 17, 2005
1:05 PM<br>
<b><span style='font-weight:bold'>To:</span></b> 'mol-evol@net.bio.net'<br>
<b><span style='font-weight:bold'>Cc:</span></b> Cruz, Alyssa<br>
<b><span style='font-weight:bold'>Subject:</span></b> ANNOUNCEMENT: National
Academy of Sciences Sackler Tapestry of Life colloquium: 12/12-12/13/05<br>
<b><span style='font-weight:bold'>Importance:</span></b> High</span></font><o:p></o:p></p>

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12.0pt'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><font size=2 face=Arial><span style='font-size:10.0pt;
font-family:Arial'>Dear All, <o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><font size=2 face=Arial><span style='font-size:10.0pt;
font-family:Arial'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><font size=2 face=Arial><span style='font-size:10.0pt;
font-family:Arial'>The National Academy of Sciences is featuring an Arthur M.
Sackler Colloquium on <b><i><span style='font-weight:bold;font-style:italic'>The
Tapestry of Life: Lateral Transfers of Heritable Elements</span></i></b>.&nbsp;
The<b><span style='font-weight:bold'> </span></b>Tapestry of Life colloquium
will take place at the<b><span style='font-weight:bold'> Beckman Center of the
National Academies in Irvine, CA on December 12-13, 2005.&nbsp;</span></b><o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

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style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;color:#333399'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><b><u><font size=2 color="#333399" face=Arial><span
style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;color:#333399;font-weight:bold'>It
would be greatly appreciated if you can forward the Colloquium information and
flyer to your colleagues, students, faculty members and individuals who would
be interested in attending</span></font></u></b><b><font size=2 color="#333399"
face=Arial><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;color:#333399;
font-weight:bold'>.<o:p></o:p></span></font></b></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><font size=2 color=blue face=Arial><span style='font-size:
10.0pt;font-family:Arial;color:blue'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><b><font size=2 face=Arial><span style='font-size:10.0pt;
font-family:Arial;font-weight:bold'>To facilitate the participation of younger
scientists, a number of travel reimbursements will be available for graduate
students and postdocs to help subsidize their travel to the conference.&nbsp; <o:p></o:p></span></font></b></p>

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font-family:Arial'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><font size=2 face=Arial><span style='font-size:10.0pt;
font-family:Arial'>*********************************<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><font size=2 face=Arial><span style='font-size:10.0pt;
font-family:Arial'>What Darwin saw as a tree of life descending in a linear
fashion, is now more accurately seen as a tapestry of life, an anastomosing
network, with important lateral transfers of heritable elements among parallel
lines of descent. These transfers range in complexity from small insertion
sequences, to whole genes, gene islands, and portions of whole genomes which
may be combined in symbiogenesis. The purpose of the colloquium is to bring
together researchers, empirical and theoretical, working at all levels on
genomics, comparative genomics, and metagenomics to identify common and
differentiating features of lateral gene transfer and to examine their
implications for science and for human concerns.<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

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font-family:Arial'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><font size=2 face=Arial><span style='font-size:10.0pt;
font-family:Arial'>We encourage you and your colleagues to attend this
Colloquium.&nbsp; The <b><span style='font-weight:bold'>general participant
registration fee is $250</span></b> (late registration fee is $350 after
September 30<sup>th</sup>) and a reduced all-inclusive registration fee of <b><span
style='font-weight:bold'>$100</span></b> is offered to <b><span
style='font-weight:bold'>Graduate Students and Postdocs</span></b>.&nbsp; The
registration fee includes the cost of meals, reception, and banquet.&nbsp; <o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

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font-family:Arial'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><font size=2 face=Arial><span style='font-size:10.0pt;
font-family:Arial'>The organizers have added a poster session to the
Colloquium, scheduled for 6:00 p.m. &#8211; 7:30 p.m. at the Beckman Center on
Monday, December 12th. General participants and students are eligible to
participate in the poster session.&nbsp; <o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

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style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;color:#333333'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><font size=2 face=Arial><span style='font-size:10.0pt;
font-family:Arial'>For more information about the poster session and the
Colloquium, or to register, please go to <a
href="http://www.nas.edu/sackler/tapestry"
title="http://www.nas.edu/sackler/tapestry">www.nas.edu/sackler/tapestry</a> or
email us at <a href="mailto:sackler@nas.edu" title="mailto:sackler@nas.edu">sackler@nas.edu</a>.<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

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<p class=MsoAutoSig><font size=1 color=black face=Arial><span style='font-size:
9.0pt;font-family:Arial;color:black'>Alyssa Cruz</span></font><o:p></o:p></p>

<p class=MsoAutoSig><font size=1 color=black face=Arial><span style='font-size:
9.0pt;font-family:Arial;color:black'>Program Administrator</span></font><o:p></o:p></p>

<p class=MsoAutoSig><font size=1 color=black face=Arial><span style='font-size:
9.0pt;font-family:Arial;color:black'>Arthur M. Sackler Colloquia<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=MsoAutoSig><font size=1 color=black face=Arial><span style='font-size:
9.0pt;font-family:Arial;color:black'>National Academy of Sciences<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=MsoAutoSig><font size=1 color=black face=Arial><span lang=IT
style='font-size:9.0pt;font-family:Arial;color:black'>5251 California Avenue -
Suite 230<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

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style='font-size:9.0pt;font-family:Arial;color:black'>Irvine, CA&nbsp; 92617<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

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