Genetics institute formed
Uniting nine centers, scores of physicians and scientists,
and budgets worth tens of millions of dollars, the
Medicine has announced the formation of a new institute that
consolidates under a single institutional umbrella much of the
genetic disease research, education and treatment enterprise now
widely spread throughout Hopkins.
In naming the new institute the
McKusick-Nathans Institute of Genetic Medicine, Hopkins jointly
honors two pioneer faculty members, whose work in the lab and at
the bedside over the past 40 years helped transform a fledgling
scientific specialty into the driving force of medicine.
Bytes and pieces of music
A violin in the hands of a master musician can be a
soulfully engaging instrument; a feather's touch of a string, or
a strong slash of the bow, can render a myriad of notes to
delight the listener. There are a select few of us who with an
instrument can produce sounds that make the rest of us scratch
our heads and marvel at their abilities.
But human ability has its limitations. How long
can a note be sustained on a violin? How fast can a pianist's
fingers scamper across the keys? Miles Davis was a virtuoso
trumpet player, but could he play in reverse?
Well, a computer can.
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