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Friday, June 27, 2014

Emily, Mary-Claire and "The Yankee Clipper"

Wonderful recent 12-minute storytelling talk by Mary-Claire King at the recent World Science Festival in New York.  King, of course, is the geneticist who discovered the BRCA-1 ("breast cancer") gene -- one of the most important medical breakthroughs of the last quarter of the 20th century.  An amusing account for the main stage program from THE MOTH (video just released this morning) closing with an amazing story about Joe DiMaggio, as he did so often during his playing days, coming through in the clutch--in line at the airport in 1981--and its tie to the grant that led to her discovery.  (h/t THE MOTH and Kate Roth Knull). 

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Wonderfull story!