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Thursday, May 24, 2012

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Turkish president praises innovation's link to freedom

Turkish President Abdullah Gül, on a visit to Stanford Wednesday, praised the technological innovations that have come out of the university and Silicon Valley as critical to expanding freedom and enabling democracy around the world.

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Research shows race matters in juvenile sentencing

When it comes to holding children accountable for crimes they commit, race matters. If people imagine a juvenile offender to be black, they are more willing to hand down harsher sentences to all juveniles, according to Stanford research.

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Genetics predicts smoking habits in African Americans

The largest-ever analysis of African Americans' genetics and smoking behaviors, led by the Medical School's Sean David, has revealed a gene variant correlated with how many cigarettes a day someone smokes.

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  • Beat Cal weekend for Stanford baseball: The Cardinal baseball team concludes its regular season this weekend with a three-game homestand against Cal. Saturday's game celebrates the reunion of the 1987 and 1988 national championship teams. Sunday's game is Fan Appreciation Day. Visit the Cardinal baseball team website to learn more and buy tickets.
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Surgeon SHERRY WREN answers questions on Open Office Hours about her humanitarian work . . .

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