Science can promote an understanding between people at a really fundamental level.
Federal funding for biomedical sciences plays a critical role in training the next generation of scientists.
I finished my Ph.D. at Berkeley in November 1987 and took a position as an independent fellow at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory in January 1988.
I think actively promoting women in science is very important because the data has certainly shown that there has been an underrepresentation.
RNase H is a specific RNase that will cleave the RNA of a DNA/RNA duplex.
What I found out on Christmas Day 1984, through biochemical evidence, was that telomeres could be lengthened by the enzyme we called telomerase, which keeps the telomeres from wearing down. After I found that out, I went home and put on Bruce Springsteen's 'Born in the USA,' which was just out, and I danced and danced and danced.
In junior high school, I learned that I could be good at school. I remember liking the freedom to choose classes and the pleasure of learning and doing well. My perseverance and love of reading had somehow allowed me to overcome many disadvantages of dyslexia, and I read a lot of books for pleasure.