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Science  13 Jun 2003:
Vol. 300, Issue 5626, pp. 1633
DOI: 10.1126/science.300.5626.1633a

Almost every summer since 1933, scientists have flocked to the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory on Long Island, New York, to discuss and debate some of the biggest biological questions of the day, from DNA replication to the molecular genetics of cancer. This new archive from the lab summarizes 70 years' worth of these Symposia on Quantitative Biology, allowing you to peruse a list of the presentations found in the famous “red books” and a synopsis of the discussions. The highlight of the site is a cache of more than 6000 period photos that capture participants chatting, arguing, and just hanging out. In a shot from the 1941 meeting on chromosome structure, future Nobel laureates Max Delbrück and Salvador Luria talk with physicist Frank Exner.


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