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1. Bioethics and the New Embryology: Springboards for Debate, has just been published. Written by Scott Gilbert, Anna Tyler, and Emily Zackin, this book discusses stem cell research, when human life begins, cloning, sex selection, assisted reproduction, normalcy, genetic engineering, genetic determinism, and animal care.

2. Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press has published a new book edited by Jan Witkowski. The Inside Story: DNA to RNA to Protein is a collection of history articles which first appeared in the Elsevier journal Trends in Biochemical Sciences. Authors include scientists who carried out the research (for example Jean Brachet, Marshall NIrenberg and Ed Southern) and historians of science (Including Richard Burian, Larry Holmes, Bob Olby and Hans-Jorg Rheinberger).

3. Call for papers: The International Society for the History of Philosophy of Science (HOPOS) will hold its sixth international congress in Paris, France, in cooperation with the Société de Philosophie des Sciences (SPS). Dates: June 14-18, 2006 Location: École normale supérieure, Paris.  Proposals may be submitted in English or French and must reach the Program Committee by December 15, 2005 at the latest.

4. Charles H. Smith reports that he has just finished making operational a new website entitled "Some Biogeographers, Evolutionists and Ecologists:
Chrono-Biographical Sketches" which provides about 250 profiles of leading naturalists of the past.

5. Call for posters/workshop suggestions: First Symposium on Philosophy, History, and Methodology of E.R.R.O.R. (Experimental Reasoning, Reliability, Objectivity & Rationality: Induction, Statistics, & Modeling), to be held at Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Virginia June 2-5, 2006. The Program Committee will begin reviewing submissions: November 30, 2005; final date to receive submissions: January 6, 2006.

6. Unruly Complexity: Ecology, Interpretation, Engagement, by Peter J. Taylor, has now appeared from the University of Chicago Press.  It addresses the the unruliness of complexity through case studies that move from theoretical ecology and socio-environmental studies to history and sociology of science to environmental education.

7. The University of Oklahoma invites nominations and applications for a faculty position at the rank of assistant professor (tenure-track) in the Department of the History of Science.  Starting date is August 16, 2006. They seek candidates whose scholarship addresses the modern history of science, technology or medicine outside North America, with a preference for applicants with teaching and research expertise that includes the eighteenth and/or nineteenth centuries. Review of applications will begin October 15, 2005 with preliminary interviews at the History of Science Society meeting in Minneapolis.

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