Planet Cardinal

September/October 2006

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Planet Cardinal

Twin brothers Bob and Mike Bryan added to their growing stature among tennis’s elite when they won the Wimbledon doubles title in July, completing a career grand slam in the sport’s signature events. They won the Australian Open earlier this year, and previously won both the French Open and U.S. Open. The Bryans, both ’00, are ranked No. 1 by the Association of Tennis Professionals. . . . A middle school in Brentwood, Calif., has been named in honor of J. Douglas Adams, ’72, the district superintendent for Brentwood schools since 1991. . . . Julia Stamps, ’01, MA ’01, won the women’s race in the 2006 San Francisco Marathon, with a time of 2 hours, 54 minutes. Stamps, a former All-American on Stanford’s cross-country squad, now competes for the New York Athletic Club. . . . The New York Times reported in July on the research of Northwestern University professor Jonathan Widom, PhD ’82, and his colleagues, who believe they have found a second code in the genome that regulates access to DNA and could help explain how cells differentiate by activating some genes and not others. Their findings appear in the July 19 issue of Nature.

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