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Science News writer will be in residence in September

August 27, 2008

Nathan Seppa, Science News biomedical writer, will be the biomedical and public health writer in residence on campus from Monday–Friday, Sept. 8–12, will give a public talk, “Evolutionary Medicine: What Happens When We Are Hard-Wired for the Stone Age but Live in the Modern World,” at 4 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 11, at Memorial Union (check Today in the Union for room).

Seppa says that a Darwinian perspective sheds light on certain health problems. He helped write a book on evolutionary medicine, due out in time for Darwin Day on Feb. 9, the 200th anniversary of Charles Darwin’s birth and the 50th anniversary of the publication of “The Origin of Species.”

Seppa was the Wisconsin State Journal’s first science writer, during a stint from 1989–95.