The trajectory of the Broad Institute's Eric Lander's career was anything but a straight line, writes Gina Kolata in The New York Times. Lander became interested in mathematics as a high school student, and received a doctorate in the field from Oxford University. But as he taught managerial economics at Harvard Business School, "he was growing restless, craving something more challenging," Kolata says.

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