When Scientists Dabble in History

"Heroes of Crispr" is a Marvel title, not a proper history.

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By any measure, Eric Lander, director of the Broad Institute, is one of the most important scientists in the world today.  His science is groundbreaking, his institutional power is enormous, and his ethical reputation is sterling. Yet Lander now finds himself the target of immense criticism as a result of … trying to do history.

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