Category Archives: History

DNA Justice – How The Courtroom Can Learn From Science

With no criminal record, Marvin Lamont Anderson had dreams of being a firefighter – dreams brutally dashed the moment he was pointed out in a police line-up. “My God, she picked me,” he said to the first investigator who entered … Continue reading

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High school students learn the fascinating story of Henrietta Lacks

This week we welcome CSHL Director of Research, Professor David Spector. Here, he describes his recent visit to the Horace Mann School where he discussed the story of Henrietta Lacks. A few weeks ago, I had the wonderful opportunity to … Continue reading

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An interview with cancer’s ‘biographer’

This week we welcome guest writer Robert Aboukhalil, graduate student in the Watson School of Biological Sciences. There aren’t very many scientists whose claim to fame includes writing a best-selling, Pulitzer Prize-winning and Oprah-endorsed book. A few weeks ago, I … Continue reading

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A Brave Genius

by WSBS graduate student Kristen Delevich On Monday October 28th, the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory community filled Grace auditorium to hear noted biologist and author Sean Carroll discuss the role of chance and circumstance in the life of the French … Continue reading

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Remembering the Laboratory as it was in 1950

We recently had a rare kind of visitor, one who can shed light on just how far the Laboratory has come in 60-plus years. Natalie Meyer worked in Milislav Demerec’s lab in what is now the Carnegie Library building from … Continue reading

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