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Congratulations to them.
More Strib/Minnesota parochialism. The guy left MN when he was 12. Congrats, but why do we need to find some distant, irrelevant MN connection?
I applaud the Star Tribune for the additional history about Dr. Scheckman. As a geneticist and fan of the history of science this is relevant information. Nice work!
This is carrying localization of a national story to an absurdity. The doctor left Minnesota when he was 12 for heaven's sake. This is parochialism to the extreme, making a point of it in the headline. It warranted a mention near the bottom of the story, but that is it. Oh, I forgot, some commentators kill comments that say anything about the reporting and editing process, so I suppose this will be deep-sixed.
He never would have become a superstar without swimming in the sacred waters of lake Calhoun as a youth, like Lindbergh.
If any of my grade-school classmates were to win a Nobel prize, I'd want to read about it in the local paper, even if he left town 50 years earlier. 99% of the people reading about this worthy accomplishment wouldn't pay attention without a "connection."
“We started with no practical application in mind,” he said. But that demonstrates the importance of basic research, which he fears is being diminished and underfunded in the current political environment. - - - TRUE. Can you imagine all the nations of the world getting together on joint efforts to examine the natural world today :(
Yet another fantastic news story about a kid with MN roots and their journey to world class success.
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