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Medal of Science 50 Videos -- Janet Rowley

Janet Rowley (April 5, 1925 Dec. 17, 2013), Janet Rowley was an American human geneticist and the first scientist to identify a chromosomal translocation as the cause of leukemia and other cancers. She received the National Medal of Science 1998. As a medalist, this year she participated in the NMS 60th anniversary program at the National Academies of Science at which she was interviewed by Lisa-Joy Zgorski of the National Science Foundation.

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