EXHIBITS: Cold Spring Harbor Retrospective

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Science  05 Mar 2004:
Vol. 303, Issue 5663, pp. 1445
DOI: 10.1126/science.303.5663.1445c

Over the years, many of biology's top thinkers have studied, worked, or attended symposia at the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory on Long Island. In this set of video interviews, more than 50 Cold Spring Harbor alumni—from evolutionist extraordinaire Ernst Mayr of Harvard to science writer Matt Ridley—reminisce about their time at the lab and how it shaped their careers. Aspiring scientists might want to check out the advice from seasoned researchers. For example, Mayr, whose first language was German, hammers home the importance of honing one's writing skills. In another set of interviews on the Human Genome Project, scientists recall their participation in the effort and discuss controversies such as the patenting of human DNA.


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