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From DNA to Beer: Harnessing Medicine in Nature and Industry



1st Floor, Tompkins-McCaw Library for the Health Sciences
509 North 12th Street, Richmond, VA 23298


Tompkins-McCaw Library is proud to host the traveling National Library of Medicine exhibit "From DNA to Beer: Harnessing Nature in Medicine and Industry." This exhibit explores some of the processes, problems and potential inherent in technologies that use microorganisms for health and commercial purposes. Over the past two centuries, scientists, in partnership with industry, have developed techniques using and modifying life forms like yeast, molds and bacteria to create a host of new therapies and produce better foods and beverages. The exhibition illustrates the history of this dynamic relationship among microbes, medicine, technology and industry, which has spanned centuries.

The exhibit is free and open to the public during all normal library hours. Parking is available for a fee in the 8th Street parking deck. If special accommodations are needed, please call (804) 828-0017.

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Image: "The Era of Antibiotics," by Robert A. Thom for Parke, Davis & Company, 1950s, printed with permission of the American Pharmacists Association Foundation, copyright 2009 APhA Foundation


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James Branch Cabell Library Monroe Park Campus
901 Park Ave., Box 842033
Richmond, VA 23284-2033
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(804) 828-1111
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509 N. 12th St., Box 980582
Richmond, VA 23298-0582
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