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Beatrice Lugger

Nature Video: A life in science with Elizabeth Blackburn

Elizabeth Blackburn grew up in Hobart on the Australian island of Tasmania. It was a long journey from there to a Nobel prize and the lab she runs at the University of California in San Francisco. Malaria researcher Clare Smith is also a Hobart girl, and she’s trying to decide whether to follow in Blackburn’s […]

Ashutosh Jogalekar

The challenges and allure of protein design: A memo for this year’s young researchers

An inspiration from the birth of aviation A few weeks ago I visited the small coastal town of Kitty Hawk in North Carolina. Kitty Hawk is where the Wright brothers made their epoch-making first powered flight. Big stones mark the start and end points of the flight. There is a huge monument on top of […]