Tag: Cold Spring Harbor

Long Overdue Recognition

If you don’t know who Evelyn Witkins is perhaps you should. A legendary figure in genetic science, the 94 year-old professor emerita at Rutgers University was awarded in September a Lasker Prize for Basic Medical Research, sometimes referred to as “America’s Nobel.” We here at the blog neglected to ...

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Fuhgetabouddit! Notes from Long Island, the Frontier of Personal Genomics (This Weekend)

The structure of DNA was first publicly described 55 years ago at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) on Long Island in New York by James Watson. Thursday night, the now 80-year-old Watson opened up the 2008 Personal Genomes meeting at CSHL by telling the story of the origins of the Human Genome Project, ...

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