A Double Helix Yarn


June Oshiro, 27, is still working on her PhD in molecular biology at Rutgers University, but she has already been published in Nature Genetics — not just once, but four issues in a row. It’s not that her work in yeast phospholipid phosphotase has been ignored, but it’s Oshiro’s knitting prowess that has gotten her all the attention lately. That’s her cable-knit double helix swatch adorning the January through April covers.

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