Conversation Pieces: Insights Into a Scientific Meeting
 
James Watson being interviewed
A team from the Exploratorium came to a wintry New York to capture conversations and meaning during the Biology of DNA,a scientific meeting held at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory. Science is an exceedingly social activity—everywhere we looked there were people talking to each other about their current research, about their memories of discoveries and meetings past, and about the future. We wanted our on-line audience to eavesdrop not only on the formal scientific talks streamed on the Cold Spring Harbor Web site but also on conversations that happened during social times: coffee breaks, meals, and cocktail hours. We had some extraordinary conversations ourselves with the leaders in the fields of genetics and molecular biology, including this Webcast with Dr. James Watson, the codiscoverer of the DNA double helix, talking to Mary Miller of the Exploratorium.

 

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