Persian en Golestan Kids: bringing Iran to west Berkeley <p></p><p>The Bay Area’s cultural diversity is translated in so many different ways; you can hear it in how many languages are spoken here. &nbsp;For parents wanting their children to be immersed in another language, there are&nbsp; 50 immersion programs , mostly&nbsp; teaching Mandarin, Spanish, and French, but there is one school in Berkeley that’s one of the first Persian immersion preschools. It’s called <a href="">Golestan&nbsp;Kids</a>, named after a province in Iran that was a vital Persian stop on the silk road, thousands of years ago. Golestan kids is not just a Farsi language school, it’s a full cultural immersion experience.</p><p> Fri, 11 Apr 2014 03:00:00 +0000 Hana Baba 42230 at Golestan Kids: bringing Iran to west Berkeley Stanford sequences the Iranian genome <p><span style="background-color: transparent; line-height: normal; ">When scientists started studying genomes, and then sequencing them, their work was hailed as revolutionary. But, they were mostly done in connection with Caucasian genes and some African and East Asian populations. One of the races no one studied was the Persian race. That is, until last year. Stanford researchers received a $250,000 grant from a Persian American foundation called </span>PARSA<span style="background-color: transparent; line-height: normal; "> to study the Iranian genome. Tue, 05 Jun 2012 22:25:54 +0000 Hana Baba 11690 at Stanford sequences the Iranian genome