PRX Ponders the Mighty Mice

Current Berkman People and Projects 2013-03-27

Suggestions for this week’s Supreme Court goings-on, plus picks for the many DNA historical milestones in April.

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PRX Ponders the Mighty Mice

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Timely for April: 60th anniversary of the discovery of the structure of DNA; 10th anniversary of mapping of the human genome; and DNA Day is April 25.

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  • Human scientific test subjects need protection, too. Washington University law professor Rebecca Dresser shares her thoughts.

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