Profile: Janet Rowley

@article{Novak2006ProfileJR,
  title={Profile: Janet Rowley},
  author={Kristine Novak},
  journal={Nature Medicine},
  year={2006},
  volume={12},
  pages={10-10}
}
  • K. Novak
  • Published 2006
  • Physics
  • Nature Medicine
Chicago octogenarian Janet Rowley has always strived to balance a stellar research career with the needs of her family. Even working only part time for more than 20 years, she was the first to discover that chromosome translocations can trigger cancer. 

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