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It's a strange world when biologists become celebrities. Newsweek has an article interviewing "10 of the most esteemed biologists" about the juggernaut that is life sciences. Referring to them as "The Einsteins of the 21st Century" (ugh), Newsweek's Q&A series includes Eric Lander, Lee Hood, Craig Venter, David Botstein, Svante Paabo, Phil Sharp, Rudolph Jaenisch, Kari Stefansson, George Church, and Jay Keasling.

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