Genetics goes to Hollywood

  title={Genetics goes to Hollywood},
  author={L. Silver},
  journal={Nature Genetics},
  • L. Silver
  • Published 1997
  • Biology
  • Nature Genetics
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  • Biology, Medicine
  • Archives of biochemistry and biophysics
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