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This Week in History

June 2, 2017

Astronaut Describes Experiences Aboard ISS, Sequencing DNA in Space

Rubins and Collins chat, seated on stage in Masur Auditorium.

NIH director Dr. Francis Collins interviews NASA astronaut and biologist Dr. Kate Rubins on stage in Masur Auditorium on DNA Day, Apr. 25.

Photo: Andrew Propp

If it weren’t for an NIH grant application, NASA astronaut and biologist Dr. Kate Rubins would never have been the first person to sequence DNA in space.

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