Leonard, one of the characters in Jeffrey Eugenides' novel The Marriage Plot, set in the 1980s, is a biologist studying yeast genetics. In the book, Leonard's description of his work brought back memories for NIH's Amar Klar, reports The New York Times. "The detailed description was of his own work. The yeast studies were ones that had made his scientific reputation.

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