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Frankenstein - Penetrating the Secrets of Nature
- Exhibit open through November 15th 

New Date: Wednesday, January 22nd @ 4 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Was Scheduled for December 11th.

Franken Foods & Jumping Genes (for teens)
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Are Future Foods Frankenfoods? - Visit the Jumping Genes Archipelago, a virtual world where Avatars explore the very nature of these mutations through interactive 3D exhibits. Chat with Barbara McClintock about her experience unraveling the mystery of this genetic phenomenon and have a hand at causing your own mutations.

Learn how changes in the natural environment can increase the mutation rate. Take a trivia challenge on what you've seen. And then chat with other avatars, sharing your ideas about how we can and/or should be using our knowledge to improve modern crops.

This program will be offered in a computer lab loaned by South Central Regional Library Council in the Borg Warner Community room. School groups wishing to access this program from their own computer labs should email for information. Sponsored by Cornell Theory Center.

Where: Tompkins County Public Library Borg Warner Room




Frankenstein: Penetrating the Secrets of Nature was developed by the National Library of Medicine in collaboration with the American Library Association.

It has been made possible by major grants from The National Endowment for the Humanities, Washington, D.C., and the National Library of Medicine, Bethesda, Md. The traveling exhibition is based upon a major exhibition produced by the National Library of Medicine in 1997-1998.

American Library Association National Endowment for the Humanities National Library of Medicine

Local program support has been generously provided by Cornell University, M&T Bank, and Borders Bookstore.

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We have also benefited from many local partnerships with community groups including the members of the Discovery Trail.

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