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On Ends and Means

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Science  14 Mar 2008:
Vol. 319, Issue 5869, pp. 1486
DOI: 10.1126/science.1154779

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Elizabeth Blackburn and the Story of Telomeres. Deciphering the Ends of DNA. By Catherine Brady. MIT Press, Cambridge, MA, 2007. 412 pp. $29.95, £19.95. ISBN 9780262026222.

Drawing heavily on interviews with Blackburn, her colleagues, and her students, the author provides a "life and science" that addresses approaches to carrying out groundbreaking research and working for policies that nurture such science.