Matthew Cobb on "Life's Greatest Secret"

Matthew Cobb

Matthew Cobb

In the latest episode of Books and Ideas we celebrate our 9th anniversary by talking with Matthew Cobb about his latest book Life's Greatest Secret: The Race to Crack the Genetic Code. Some parts of this story were familiar to me, but I particularly enjoyed talking about two lesser known scientists Oswald Avery and Marshall Nirenberg. I also enjoyed having Cobb back on the show because he was the first person I ever interviewed way back in episode 7.

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