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Watson-inspired innovation in research at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
Date:6/9/2008

COLD SPRING HARBOR, N.Y. The appointment of James Watson as Director of Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory in 1968 set off an explosive development of research at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL), as he recruited widely and wisely teams of investigators with diverse scientific interests. In a new book, Life Illuminated, essays by the scientists involved tell the stories of research carried out during Watson's directorship. In addition, 34 research papers published during that golden period in CSHL's history are presented in full on an accompanying CD.

"It is hard to believe that there were only six full-time laboratories at Cold Spring Harbor in 1963," write the editors in the Preface to the book. "These papers document how Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory grew from a small institute known for the research of a handful of scientists and for its annual Symposium to a world-class research powerhouse."

The book is divided into seven sections, each of which represents a research program that Watson developed as Director of CSHL. Each theme is introduced in the context of the science of the time, and each paper has a commentary by, in most cases, one of its authors. Topics include mobile genetic elements; DNA replication and cell-cycle regulation; cell behavior and architecture; tumor induction and cancer genetics; neuron biology; and the invention of techniques.

Life Illuminated is the second volume of an intellectual history of the science done at CSHL. The first volume, Illuminating Life, showed that genetics became the dominant theme of research at CSHL by as early as 1904. Later, with the advent of the "phage group" in the 1940s and subsequent work in the 50s and 60s on DNA and chromosomes, CSHL contributed significantly to the birth of molecular biology. As the era covered in the current volume began, CSHL was thus poised to make significant progress in several new and exciting areas of research.
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Contact: Ingrid Benirschke
benirsch@cshl.edu
619-275-6021
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
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