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Stanley Cohen describes his work on anti-biotic resistance and the importance of basic research.

Stanley Cohen was awarded the National Medal of Science in 1988 and the National Medal of Technology in 1989 for his work on antibiotic resistance. He speaks on his discoveries and the value of the support for his basic research which enabled him to study genes in the pursuit of understanding more about their structure, function, reproduction and role in disease.

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