Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory has gotten some bad press with James Watson's ill-advised comments, so Jonathan Eisen has listed the top 10 things about CSHL that he likes, starting with the Dolan DNA Learning Center and the Banbury Center and on to Barbara McClintock. And, of course, he notes that the lab shares its name with a Billy Joel album.

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