. With contributions from James Smith, a recent Oxford University graduate and current CASMI Translational Stem Cell Consortium Research Associate In the early 1770s, Britain faced a significant financial dilemma. One of its most important commercial institutions, the East India Company, had come into considerable financial problems; a large quantity of tea was being...Read more
For biologists, we are surprisingly shy about the facts of life. After all, where do cell biologists come from? Storks or DNA are not adequate answers. So who are our scientific ancestors and who are our human ones? Who were the influencers, the supporters, and the guides? And from where inside came the endless questions and the itch to see how a thing works? What were the outside events that turned so many into explorers, plodders, geeks, glass washers, and the occasional genius?
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