The Lyon Queen -- Dead, But Never Forgotten

January 9, 2015 8:47 PM

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In 1992 I completed a PhD in Virology, after my BSc in Immunology. There were far fewer people studying for PhDs back then, which is the only reason I can imagine why I managed to get a post-doctoral position in a really successful group working in human genetics. I hadn't studied genetics in the ten years since I'd been at school, but I liked the idea of working in the field so off I went.

One day the lab head suggested I should go to a set of seminars being held that evening. I listened to a couple of interesting if slightly baffling talks and then the last speaker began her presentation. Even now, I can't decide if I am more embarrassed or amused at what happened next. Like the prev...

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