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70 to become citizens during Atlanta ceremony

ATLANTA (AP) — U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services officials say 70 people are slated to become citizens during a naturalization ceremony in Atlanta.

Officials say U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Acting Director Lori Scialabba will administer the Oath of Allegiance and deliver the keynote speech during a ceremony at the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum on Feb. 17 at 10 a.m.

Officials say people from 37 countries including Afghanistan, China, Cuba, Israel, and Ukraine are expected to become citizens during the ceremony.



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Emory to host international biotechnology summit

ATLANTA (AP) — Emory University is set to host a big international summit on ethical and policy questions surrounding biotechnology next year.

The school says its Center for Ethics will host "Biotechnology and the Ethical Imagination: A Global Summit (BEINGS)" in May 2015.

The conference is set to bring together the world's foremost experts on the topics. Their aim is to establish a vision for the best was to use advanced biotechnology and to reach a consensus on reasonable guidelines for cellular biotechnologies.

The summit is expected to bring together 25 distinguished scholars, hundreds of delegates from the 30 leading biotechnology-producing countries. It will also be able to accommodate up to 1,000 observers.



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