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Science  03 Jul 2009:
Vol. 325, Issue 5936, pp. 27
DOI: 10.1126/science.325_27

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Last month, the Behavior Genetics Association held its annual meeting in Minneapolis, home of the world-famous Minnesota Study of Twins Reared Apart. Attendees took the occasion to honor psychologist Thomas Bouchard, the man who started it all. Bouchard, 71, is retiring after 40 years at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, and has moved to Steamboat Springs, Colorado. Bouchard spoke with Science at the meeting; his comments have been edited for clarity and brevity.