What happens when a scientist is also a musician? For Barbara McClintock, the combination may have led the way to a Nobel Prize in genetics. Science historian Jocelyn Bosley tells us the story of Barbara’s remarkable life, and how her experience playing banjo in a jazz band (yes) helped her discover “jumping genes.”
This is a very musical episode, with special guest jazz banjoist Mick Sullivan of The Past & The Curious
! We highly recommend his history podcast.
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