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The coincidence of Peter Neumann’s funeral and Eric Lander’s elevation in the last few days has inevitably made me think about family (in the mathematical sense). First, pictures of my aunts and uncles, brothers and sisters, sons and daughters, taken … Continue reading

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Eric Lander

One of my first doctoral students, Eric Lander, has been appointed science advisor in Joe Biden’s cabinet: https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2021/01/biden-appoints-geneticist-eric-lander-science-advisor I have had so many congratulatory emails that it almost seems as if I have done something good myself …

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The human genome

When the Queen opened the Blackfriars Millennium Bridge across the Thames in 2000, it was only two-thirds complete. The original plan had been that she would process across the bridge; for some incomprehensible reason, this plan was not followed. (Incidentally, … Continue reading

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