Meet the Musical Geneticist

  • By Rima Chaddha
  • Posted 06.01.08
  • NOVA scienceNOW

Harvard geneticist and singer-songwriter Pardis Sabeti talks about why she studies the malaria parasite's infectious properties, how she copes with failure, and why she would choose science over music if she had to. Also, hear her first original song.

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Hear from geneticist Pardis Sabeti on her work, what science and music have in common, how she takes failure, and more.


Original interview produced by
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Courtesy Pardis Sabeti

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