In her DNA: Finding lost children, linking humans to apes and understanding breast cancer
The story of scientist Mary-Claire King is genetic material for a Hollywood blockbuster.
One day a few months ago, a student walked into Mary-Claire King’s office at the University of Washington, and told the professor a movie was being made about her. In Hollywood. Starring Helen Hunt. King gave her a bemused look, thinking it was just silliness. Sure, she’d been told before that she bore a certain likeness to the blonde actress, but to make a whole practical joke out of it? She chuckled and went...
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