School of music
Thinking Aloud
A World-Class Biologist and his World-Class Violin
Mark Ptashne is renowned in biology for his discovery of epigenetics, a field which studies genetic master-switches that control a host of downstream gene behaviors. nbsp;He also is an accomplished amateur violinist who rehearses, records, and performs regularly on one of his Guarneri or Stradivarius violins. nbsp;Today he talks to host Marcus Smith about the relationship between his scientific and musical endeavors.—Original airdate: 5/2/2013

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