In this issue, read about Matthew Meselson, who helped decipher a fundamental scientific mystery and whose later work informed the debate on how to halt the spread of biological and chemical weapons. We also invite you to listen to the second episode of our new podcast Classic Lasker featuring Janet Rowley.

Matthew Meselson

A Double Life

Meet Lasker Laureate Matthew Meselson, whose lifetime career combined transformational discoveries in molecular biology with creative leadership in public policy aimed at eliminating chemical and biological weapons.

Classic Lasker: Janet Rowley

Janet Rowley’s discovery of chromosomal translocations transformed our understanding of the genetics of cancer. She also worked part time for twenty years while she raised her four sons. Listen to Rowley tell the stories of her work and discuss the importance of family.