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Ursula Goodenough received a Ph.D. in Biology from Harvard University and has been Professor of Biology at Washington University in St. Louis since 1978. Her lab research focuses on the molecular evolution of sex-related genes. She also teaches an undergraduate course in cell biology and has written a textbook in genetics. More recently she has become engaged in the science/religion dialogue and served as President of the Institute on Religion in an Age of Science for four years. She has just completed a book, The Sacred Depths of Nature, to be published by Oxford University Press in the fall, which explores religious responses to our scientific understanding of nature and suggests that these responses have the potential to serve as an underpinning for a planetary consensus on global ecology.

 

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