Had he followed his youthful dreams of becoming a surgeon, Andres Metspalu would have missed the recognition he enjoys today as the father of the Estonian Genome Program. But while working in a molecular biology lab in the late ’70s, he received some farsighted advice. “One of my favorite professors told me that one more surgeon in Estonia wouldn’t matter,” remembers Metspalu, “but that someone who knew molecular biology would someday matter very much. So I decided to stay in the lab.”

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