Washington University in St. Louis, named for the first American president, announced this President’s Day, the discovery of a tie to another president.
The university recently learned that its libraries have a collection of books originally owned by Thomas Jefferson.
The 28 titles, including 74 volumes, were donated to Washington University in 1880, with no mention of their provenance.
An international team of researchers has sequenced the genomes of two species of orangutan.
Lead researcher Devin Locke of the Genome Center at Washington University said a primary motivation for studying the genes of orangutans is their close evolutionary relationship to humans.
“The lessons you learn from studying these species can be applied to understanding of our own evolution and the evolution of the human population as well,” Locke said.
Steven Powell wants to change the way health care providers charge for their product.
Powell, a factory worker, filed suit Friday challenging a billing practice known as balance billing.
From the St. Louis Post-Dispatch:
New 2010 U.S. Census figures will be released tomorrow. And that could be bad news for the St. Louis region.
Some experts say the state is just shy of the population it would need to retain all nine of its seats in the U.S. House of Representatives. Washington University political science professor Steven Smith says it would be "a substantial loss" for Missouri's influence on Capitol Hill.
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