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Science Cafe

July 14, 2009 | 7:00 P.M.

Uncovering the Mysteries of Human Fertility: On Sex, Fertile Days, and Why the Rabbit Dies

Speaker: Allen Wilcox, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences

Everyone knows where babies come from, but few people appreciate the extraordinary and in some cases completely weird processes that have to work right in order for a new life to form.

Dr. Wilcox will discuss the key steps of human conception and early pregnancy including the window of days in which a woman can conceive, some of the factors that affect a couple’s chances of conceiving, and the new options for infertile couples created by modern technology.

Periodic Tables is a monthly gathering where curious adults can meet in a casual setting to discuss the latest science in plain English. At Periodic Tables, you will chat with your neighbors and local experts about interesting and relevant science happenings right here in the Triangle and beyond. No lengthy PowerPoint presentations, no drawn-out seminars, no confusing jargon. Simply smart and relevant science in a relaxed atmosphere. There is no such thing as a stupid question.

Come out and join us for a lively conversation at Broad Street Café at 1116 Broad Street (919.416.9707).