In October, British geneticist Sir John Sulston was awarded the Nobel Prize for his discovery of a process that causes cells to self-destruct. In England, Sulston led a team who, in partnership with Washington University in St. Louis, created the first rough map of the human genome. While in St. Louis Nov. 12, Sulston told KWMU's Kevin Lavery how he discovered cell suicide by studying a tiny worm.
Washington, D.C. – Republican congressman Roy Blunt of Missouri will be the new majority whip of the US House when Congress convenes in January. The GOP elected their new leaders Wednesday. Blunt, who was just elected to his fourth term in Congress, succeeds Tom DeLay of Texas as party whip. DeLay becomes majority leader. Fellow Republican, John Shimkus of Collinsville, has high praise for Blunt.
St. Louis, MO – A man was questioned at Lambert Airport in St. Louis after telling an American Airlines flight attendant he found a steak knife in a baby bag he had taken aboard the plane.
The passenger was flying with his wife and two small children aboard flight 1683 from New York's Kennedy Airport to St. Louis when he found the knife and told an attendant. The attendant gave the knife to the pilot and the flight continued normally.
St. Louis, MO – The University of Missouri System will announce late Wednesday the name of the next president and details of his or her employment. The four campuses of the University of Missouri System Thursday will host one-hour sessions for faculty, staff, students and friends to meet with the individual who will replace Manuel Pacheco as president. The new president will be at the University of Missouri-St. Louis at 8:30 Thursday morning.