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The Sciences

The Torch Is Passed...

The LoomBy Carl ZimmerAugust 1, 2008 10:13 AM

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Colm Ó Dúshláine writes,

I got a tattoo of a double helix on my arm (see attached) to "mark" the occasion of the submission of my PhD thesis. I felt I should have something that records my passion for genetics in the same way that another one I have, a celtic knot, records my ancestry. Anyway, a year later, my research group starts up a collaboration with James Watson, co-discoverer of the structure of DNA. I thought it was pretty cool that I had the chance to meet him, so I showed him the tattoo! I was pleasantly surprised (and also felt VERY nerdy) when he at first couldn't believe it was real!!

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