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Weightless But Weighty

Joshua Boger ’73, a Wesleyan trustee and CEO of Vertex Pharmaceuticals, won a charity auction for an opportunity to fly gravity-defying parabolic flight patterns with a couple of dozen individuals and Stephen Hawking, one of the greatest physicists of the last 50 years, who is paralyzed by ALS. The …
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Help Needed

MUZZY ROSENBLATT ’87 IS NAVIGATING THE STREETS OF LOWER MANHATTEN IN HIS VAN ON A SUMMER MORNING. We are stopped at a red light when we see a man on the sidewalk tracing an erratic path, from one pedestrian to another. R…
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Silenced Genes

Associate Professor of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry Scott Holmes works with graduate students Kristen Martins-Taylor (foreground) and Minakshi Poddar on the molecular genetics of gene silencing. For normal developm…
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Vineyard Havens

JEFF MORGAN ’75 POURS A TASTE OF HIS COVENANT WINE at a picnic table in the backyard of his home in California’s Napa Valley. It is an outstanding cabernet, highly rated by both Wine Spectator and the hugely influential …
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